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Oracle VM Supports Emulex

SAN FRANCISCO -- Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX) today announced that its LightPulse(r)
Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) are supported with the new
Oracle(r) VM server virtualization software. Emulex has taken a
leadership position in connecting virtual servers to the SAN, enabling
end users to more effectively utilize their resources and more easily
adjust to changing demand.

Unveiled today at Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle VM offers scalable, low-cost
server virtualization which fully supports both Oracle and non-Oracle
applications. This is the only server virtualization environment
certified to run with an entire Oracle software stack, including Oracle
Database, Oracle Fusion Middleware, the Oracle E-Business Suite,
Oracle's PeopleSoft Enterprise, Siebel CRM and other Oracle

"With the proliferation of server virtualization, Emulex continues to
lead the way in I/O connectivity for virtual server environments, such
as Oracle VM," said Mike Smith, executive vice president, worldwide
marketing, Emulex Corp. "Emulex LightPulse Virtual HBA technology
provides an innovative solution that enables storage administrators to
manage connections from virtualized machines in the same way, and with
the same management tools, as traditional physical servers."

Emulex is also working closely with Oracle to integrate support for its
LightPulse Virtual HBA technology with industry-standard N-Port ID
Virtualization (NPIV) into Oracle VM. This 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 allows
administrators to seamlessly deploy SAN-based virtual machines while
maintaining existing SAN management tools and best practices, such as
unique zoning and LUN masking at the virtual machine level.

"Oracle VM extends our ongoing dedication to providing customers with
solutions that help lower the cost of their IT infrastructures," said
Monica Kumar, senior director Linux and Open Source Product Marketing,
Oracle. "Together with Emulex, a leader in SAN connectivity solutions
for server virtualization environments, Oracle delivers a comprehensive
server virtualization solution for our customers."

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