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Emulex Intros Switch, SAS Tools

COSTA MESA, Calif. -- Emulex Corporation
(NYSE:ELX) today announced the general availability of a new embedded SAS I/O Controller (IOC), the latest addition to its driver compatible, multi-protocol IOC family. Designed for storage system providers that want flexibility in their storage controller designs, the Emulex IOC 500S provides the necessary performance to simultaneously support target and initiator modes, while also enabling the data integrity and scalability features enterprise-class storage systems require.

"Emulex has demonstrated today through the launch of the IOC 500S and the previously released IOP 502M its commitment to supplying storage system OEMs with SAS solutions that are a part of our broader industry-leading multi-protocol embedded product portfolio," said Bob Whitson, senior vice president and general manager of ESP, Emulex.
"Delivering SAS-based products is a critical part of Emulex's embedded strategy to provide customers with a comprehensive embedded product portfolio."

"The Emulex IOC 500S is a key building block for AMCC's SAS RAID controller development," said Barbara Murphy, vice president and general manager, AMCC Storage, Products. "It provides the connectivity and scalability to allow us to effectively leverage AMCC's existing high performance SATA RAID architecture to deploy robust storage solutions."

The Emulex IOC 500S is the newest member of Emulex's driver compatible multi-protocol ASIC family. Emulex now offers the IOC 500S for SAS, IOP 502M for mixed SAS and Fibre Channel, IOC 504 and IOP 504 for pure Fibre Channel environments. The multi-protocol IOC/IOP family is the result of a joint development agreement with Intel and takes advantage of the underlying technology of the Intel(r) IOP34x Storage Processor family.

"The Emulex IOC 500S shares an underlying architecture with the highly flexible and scalable Intel(r) IOP34x Storage Processor family," said Mike Wall, general manager of storage, Intel Server/Storage Platform Group. "This enabled Emulex to deliver a high performance SAS solution for external storage products that is pin- and driver-compatible with the latest generation of storage products from Intel and Emulex, maximizing the design savings and time-to-market advantages by investing in a single architecture for use in a scalable, multi-protocol array of products."

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