The ServerEngines acquisition adds the BladeEngine family of 10Gb/s Ethernet ASICs, which provide a best-of-breed performance, and is architected to meet the cost and footprint requirements for LOM applications, to Emulex's product portfolio. BladeEngine is used in Emulex's award-winning OneConnect Universal Converged Network Adapters (UCNAs), which have been selected by leading server and storage Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), including Cisco, Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, Hitachi Data Systems, HP, IBM and NetApp. It also adds the ServerEngines' Pilot family of Server Management Controllers, which reside on the motherboard enabling remote IP based "lights out" management capabilities, to Emulex's product portfolio.
As part of the acquisition, Raju Vegesna, chief executive officer and president of ServerEngines Corporation, will be joining the Emulex executive team, with an annual Salary of $1, as the company's new Chief Strategist, reporting directly to Jim McCluney, president and chief executive officer of Emulex.
"I am very proud of what my ServerEngines' founders and team have accomplished over the last six years. We believe that the addition of ServerEngines' Ethernet technology and Pilot Server Management Controllers to the Emulex family of products will broaden our strategic position as a key infrastructure provider to server and storage OEMs," said Vegesna. "I look forward to working with Jim and the rest of the team to combine our two companies, which, we believe, will provide significant value for all Emulex stakeholders."