Emulex Delivers 16Gb Fibre Channel (16GFC) Blade Adapters for Dell 16GFC Blade Solutions

Emulex Delivers 16Gb Fibre Channel (16GFC) Blade Adapters for Dell 16GFC Blade
                                  Solutions

End-to-End Solution Increases Performance and Efficiency; Utilizes Dell
Integrated Remote Access Controller for Single-Pane-of-Glass Management

PR Newswire

PARIS and COSTA MESA, Calif., Nov. 15, 2012

PARIS and COSTA MESA, Calif., Nov.15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Emulex Corporation
(NYSE: ELX) today announced it is delivering 16Gb Fibre Channel (16GFC) blade
adapters to support the new end-to-end 16GFC blade solution from Dell, which
consists of Dell PowerEdge™ blade servers and Dell Compellent™ SC8000 storage
arrays, as well as Brocade 6505, 6510 and M6505 switches. The Emulex
LPm16002B-D dual-port adapters are based on Emulex LightPulse® 16Gb Fibre
Channel (16GFC) Host Bus Adapter (HBA) technology which is designed to meet
the demands of today's server virtualization and cloud initiatives, multi-core
processors, and solid state disks (SSDs). The newest addition to the Dell and
Emulex 16GFC solution family now extends Emulex 16GFC connectivity for Dell
customers across blade, storage and servers, as Emulex's Dell certified
LPe16000 and LPe16002 16GFC HBAs are also qualified for Dell PowerVault™
MD3620f and MD3600f storage arrays, and Dell PowerConnect™ and Dell Force10™
switches.

"Massive growth in data, and the advent of flash/SSD based solutions, and the
ever-growing need for more virtual machines (VMs) per server, is driving a
more rapid transition to 16GFC," said Shaun Walsh, senior vice president of
marketing and corporate development, Emulex. "Dell's new 16GFC blade solution,
leveraging Emulex 16GFC blade adapters, will give customers the first complete
16GFC blade solution, providing superior performance, integrated adapter
management and reliability."

Emulex 16GFC adapters are compatible with the integrated Dell Remote Access
Controller (iDRAC™) with Lifecycle Controller systems management solution.
iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller technology allows administrators to deploy,
monitor, manage, configure, update, troubleshoot and remediate Dell servers
from any location, and without the use of agents. It accomplishes this
regardless of operating system, hypervisor presence or state. Dell and Emulex
further extend this technology by including support for the 16GFC HBAs;
allowing administrators to configure, update, and monitor the adapters without
the use of additional tools or agents. This solution will require an upgrade
to iDRAC7 firmware version 1.30.30 and Lifecycle Controller2 firmware 1.1,
both expected to release at the end of this year.

"Enabling a complete, end-to-end 16GFC blade solution for our customers – from
blade, to switch, to adapter and storage – gives our customers a best of breed
solution to help them meet their data center needs, from performance to
reliability, to driving more throughput and enabling single-pane-of-glass
management," said Brian Payne, executive director of server solutions, Dell.
"Emulex 16GFC blade adapters are a natural extension of our broad range of
PowerEdge 12^th generation blade servers. These blades streamline customers'
deployments with a common driver stack and management tools, and are
compatible with previous Emulex I/O connectivity solutions for Dell storage
arrays and blade servers."

With more than 12 million ports shipped worldwide to date, backward
compatibility to 4 and 8GFC adapters and a common driver stack and management
tool across generations, Emulex field-proven 16GFC technology is ideal for
Dell customers that are building next generation data centers designed for
speed and agility. Emulex 16GFC adapters meet the following needs of IT
professionals:

  oSupport for highly virtualized environments, faster databases, bigger
    clouds and SSDs: Emulex 16GFC adapters feature industry leading
    performance with more than five times the IOPS and twice the data
    throughput of 8GFC adapters,^1 providing faster response times for high
    transaction databases, greater VM density required for cloud deployments
    and delivering the performance needed to match ultra-fast SSDs.
  oIncreasing VM Densities: Emulex 16GFC adapters leverage Emulex vScale™ for
    superior scalability, supporting up to 255 virtual functions (VFs), 1024
    Message Signal Interrupts Extended (MSI-X) and 8192 concurrent logins and
    open exchanges, up to four times the number supported by competing 16GFC
    HBAs^2, enabling support for more VMs per server than ever before.
  oSimplified and Time-Saving I/O Management: With a single driver model, the
    Emulex 16GFC adapters can be controlled, configured and managed from a
    single console using Emulex OneCommand® Manager, enabling enterprise
    scalability with time-saving features that provide more than twice the
    adapter management functionality and take half the time to install and
    manage compared to other I/O solutions.^3 Emulex OneCommand® Manager
    plug-in for VMware vCenter™ Server allows users to manage Emulex adapters
    across hundreds of servers, natively from the VMware vCenter Server
    console so administrators don't waste time juggling multiple management
    applications.

Emulex is at Dell Storage Forum, this week, November 14-16 in Paris. Emulex
will also be at Dell World, December 11-13 in Austin, Texas, and will host a
customer reception and tweetup on December 12. To register to attend, click
here.

For more information, please visit the Emulex landing page for Dell.

1. Based on Emulex Labs benchmark testing

2. Based on Emulex Labs benchmark testing

3. Based on Emulex Labs benchmark testing

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About Emulex
Emulex, the leader in converged networking solutions, provides
enterprise-class connectivity for servers, networks and storage devices within
the data center. The company's product portfolio of Fibre Channel Host Bus
Adapters, 10Gb Ethernet Network Interface Cards, Ethernet-based Converged
Network Adapters, controllers, embedded bridges and switches, and connectivity
management software are proven, tested and trusted by the world's largest and
most demanding IT environments. Emulex solutions are used and offered by the
industry's leading server and storage OEMs including, Cisco, Dell, EMC,
Fujitsu, Hitachi, Hitachi Data Systems, HP, Huawei, IBM, NEC, NetApp and
Oracle. Emulex is headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif. and has offices and
research facilities in North America, Asia and Europe. More information about
Emulex (NYSE:ELX) is available at www.Emulex.com.

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Director, Corporate Communications
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katherine.lane@emulex.com

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