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Emulex Unveils HBAs

BARCELONA, Spain -- Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX - News) today announced that it is extending the capabilities of its leading-edge Virtual Host Bus Adapter (HBA) technology to its emerging technology platforms: 8Gb/s Fibre Channel HBAs and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Converged Network Adapters (CNAs). Emulex Virtual HBA technology, which is based on industry-standard N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV), is vital for effectively managing storage-connected resources in a server virtualization environment.

When combined with the inherent advantages and bandwidth of 8Gb/s Fibre Channel and 10Gb/s FCoE, Emulex enables increased benefits of server virtualization and consolidation by providing greater I/O capacity within the server. Emulex LightPulse Virtual HBAs and CNAs are equipped with a Service Level Interface (SLI), which enables driver compatibility across all generations of Emulex products, including the forthcoming 8Gb/s LightPulse LPe12000 HBAs and FCoE CNAs.

``Extending support for Emulex Virtual HBA technology to our new suite of 8Gb/s and FCoE products will enable our end user customers to gain even greater benefits from server virtualization,'' said Mike Smith, executive vice president of worldwide marketing, Emulex. ``Emulex has historically driven forward the adoption of new Fibre Channel technology and is dedicated to making the transition to 8Gb/s Fibre Channel and FCoE technology as seamless as possible for its data center customers, while maintaining key capabilities, such as virtual machine migration.''

Emulex Corp.