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Emulex Releases VMPilot

SAN DIEGO -- Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX) today announced the general availability of VMPilot(tm), a new management software application for Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 environments. VMPilot works with Emulex LightPulse(r) 4Gb/s Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) to simplify the creation and migration of Microsoft Virtual Server-based virtual machines attaching to storage area networks (SANs).

"Working closely with Microsoft, we have delivered an innovative application to streamline the deployment of data center virtualization," said Mike Smith, executive vice president of worldwide marketing, Emulex. "Designed to enable virtual machine migration without reconfiguring storage or copying files, VMPilot delivers time- and cost-savings to our customers."

VMPilot also easily migrates virtual machines to alternate physical servers while maintaining SAN attachment, and also allows storage administrators to comply with service level agreements. For example, HBOS Plc., one of the United Kingdom's leading mortgage and retail financial services providers, is implementing a virtualization strategy across the network, server and storage infrastructure of its distributed client/server environment.

"VMPilot plays an important role in the ongoing production roll-out of Microsoft Virtual Server," said Paul Winfield, infrastructure developer, HBOS plc. "Leveraging Emulex HBAs throughout our data centers, in conjunction with its VMPilot application, we gain the ability to implement SAN management best practices across our virtualization environment, including establishing zoning to isolate each virtual machine and its storage, along with support for easy migration of virtual machines as needed."

Emulex Corp.