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Fujitsu Qualifies Emulex HBAs

COSTA MESA, Calif. -- Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX - News) today announced its LightPulse(r) 4Gb/s LPe1105-FSC Dual Channel Host Bus Adapter (HBA) has been selected to provide SAN connectivity for the Fujitsu Siemens Computers PRIMERGY BX600 blade server platform, including the new Fujitsu Siemens Computers PRIMERGY BX620 S4 blade server.

Working with Fujitsu Siemens Computers, Emulex designed the 4Gb/s LPe1105-FSC HBA specifically for integration into the Fujitsu Siemens Computers PRIMERGY BX600 blade server platform. This complements the broad array of both PCI Express and PCI-X 4Gb/s Emulex HBAs that are currently supported and available now from Fujitsu Siemens Computers. The scalability inherent to the Fujitsu Siemens Computers blade server platforms, coupled with Emulex SAN connectivity, enables customers to gain the benefits of high performance and maximum redundancy in a SAN storage infrastructure that requires minimum rack space, power consumption and cabling effort.

``Leveraging Emulex's 4Gb/s HBAs significantly increases SAN value by ensuring the most advanced and trusted connectivity solutions,'' said Mike Smith, executive vice president of worldwide marketing for Emulex. ``This design win affirms the longstanding commitment from Emulex and Fujitsu Siemens Computers to develop and deploy the market's leading server and SAN offerings.''

The Emulex LightPulse LPe1105-FSC HBA (Fujitsu Siemens Computers Part# BX600-FC42E) for the Fujitsu Siemens Computers PRIMERGY BX600 blade server platform is equipped with a unique firmware-based architecture that enables driver compatibility across product generations and hardware-independent driver upgrades to insure long-term investment protection. The LightPulse LPe1105-FSC HBA is supported within Linux and Windows environments and provides Fujitsu Siemens Computers' blade server platform with leading reliability and performance to maximize enterprise functionality.

``PRIMERGY BX600 blade servers are ideally suited for data center environments, such as database or application servers, web servers or communication servers with heavy load profiles,'' said Jens-Peter Seick, Senior Vice President Enterprise Business, Fujitsu Siemens Computers. ``The Fujitsu Siemens Computers BX600 blade server platform offers performance today and scalability for tomorrow. Fujitsu Siemens Computers works closely with partners, like Emulex, to make sure that SAN ecosystem support meets our customers' needs for robust and reliable data center solutions.''

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