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Emulex Intros Virtual HBA

COSTA MESA, Calif. -- Emulex Corporation
(NYSE:ELX) today announced that its LightPulse(r) Virtual Host Bus
Adapter (HBA) technology, with industry-standard N-Port ID
Virtualization (NPIV) support, is integrated into the latest release of
VMware Infrastructure, announced today. Industry-standard NPIV enables
end users to leverage the benefits of combining server virtualization
with traditional storage area network (SAN) best practices in their
data centers. This represents a first major innovation delivered from
VMware's Community Source program, and reflects Emulex's collaboration
with VMware on this technology.

Emulex's LightPulse Virtual HBA technology, composed of Emulex 4Gb/s
Fibre Channel HBAs and NPIV driver technology, enables customers to
effectively 'virtualize' SAN connections so that each virtual machine
has independent access to its own protected storage. In addition,
Emulex LightPulse Virtual HBA technology enables storage and SAN fabric
administrators to manage connections from virtualized machines in the
same way, and with the same tools, as traditional physical
hardware-based servers. The end result is greater storage security,
enhanced management and migration of virtual machines and the ability
to implement SAN best practices such as LUN-masking and zoning for
individual virtual machines.

"Today's announcement reflects Emulex's strong relationship with
VMware, as well as the depth of joint technology development and
interoperability testing between the two companies," said Mike Smith,
executive vice president of worldwide marketing, Emulex Corporation.
"Server virtualization is driving a significant portion of the SAN
market, and our LightPulse Virtual HBA technology is a testament to
Emulex's vision for an innovative, complete solution that enables the
next generation of enterprise data centers."

Emulex Corp.