Emulex and 451 Research to Present on Why I/O Is Strategic for Convergence

  Emulex and 451 Research to Present on Why I/O Is Strategic for Convergence

PR Newswire

COSTA MESA, Calif., Jan. 29, 2013

COSTA MESA, Calif., Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Emulex Corporation (NYSE:
ELX), today announced that it will be hosting a webcast on Tuesday, February 5
at 9:00 a.m. P.T. on why I/O is strategic for convergence, focused on results
of 451 Research's: "When worlds combine: data networking convergence" which is
part of the "Why I/O Is Strategic" education series.

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The webcast, hosted by Emulex senior vice president of marketing and corporate
development, Shaun Walsh and presented by Eric Hanselman, chief analyst, from
451 Research, will examine how network convergence is becoming a strategic
choice for IT managers as they evaluate next steps in their data center
deployments to increase competitiveness, reduce operational expenditures and
deal with a myriad of new demands.

In a recent Emulex survey, 45 percent of survey respondents said the
convergence of data and storage networks has had a "very significant" or
"extremely significant" impact on the need for increased I/O.

This webcast will focus on the key factors to consider with network
convergence such as performance, integration/ecosystem development and the
emergence of the cloud. It will also detail how to determine your I/O strategy
in tandem with your convergence plans to reap the flexibility, simplicity and
flexibility benefits convergence promises.

To download the report, click here. To register for the webcast, click here.

To learn more about Emulex, please visit: http://www.emulex.com

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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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We expressly disclaim any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any
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reflect any future events or circumstances. We wish to caution readers that a
number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially
from those in the forward-looking statements. These factors include the
possibility that the proposed acquisition of Endace Limited (Endace) is not
completed on a timely basis or at all, the effects of the proposed
acquisition of Endace, including our ability to realize the anticipated
benefits of the potential acquisition of Endace on a timely basis or at all,
and our ability to integrate the technology, operations and personnel of
Endace into our existing operations in a timely and efficient manner. In
addition, intellectual property claims, with or without merit, that could
result in costly litigation, cause product shipment delays, require us to
indemnify customers, or require us to enter into royalty or licensing
agreements, which may or may not be available. Furthermore, we have in the
past obtained, and may be required in the future to obtain, licenses of
technology owned by other parties. We cannot be certain that the necessary
licenses will be available or that they can be obtained on commercially
reasonable terms. If we were to fail to obtain such royalty or licensing
agreements in a timely manner and on reasonable terms, our business, results
of operations and financial condition could be materially adversely affected.
Ongoing lawsuits, such as the action brought by Broadcom Corporation
(Broadcom), present inherent risks, any of which could have a material adverse
effect on our business, financial condition, or results of operations. Such
potential risks include continuing expenses of litigation, risk of loss of
patent rights and/or monetary damages, risk of injunction against the sale of
products incorporating the technology in question, counterclaims, attorneys'
fees, incremental costs associated with product or component redesigns, and
diversion of management's attention from other business matters. With respect
to the continuing Broadcom litigation, such potential risks also include the
adequacy of any sunset period to make design changes, the ability to implement
any design changes, the availability of customer resources to complete any
re-qualification or re-testing that may be needed, the ability to maintain
favorable working relationships with Emulex suppliers of
serializer/deserializer (SerDes) modules, and the ability to obtain a
settlement which does not put us at a competitive disadvantage. In addition,
the fact that the economy generally, and the technology and storage market
segments specifically, have been in a state of uncertainty makes it difficult
to determine if past experience is a good guide to the future and makes it
impossible to determine if markets will grow or shrink in the short term. The
current weakness in domestic and worldwide macro-economic conditions and
related disruptions in world credit and equity markets that are creating
economic uncertainty for our customers, as well as the storage and converged
networking market as a whole, has and could continue to adversely affect our
revenues and results of operations. As a result of these uncertainties, we are
unable to predict our future results with any accuracy. Other factors
affecting these forward-looking statements include but are not limited to the
following: faster than anticipated declines in the storage networking market,
slower than expected growth of the converged networking market or the failure
of our Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) customers to successfully
incorporate our products into their systems; our dependence on a limited
number of customers and the effects of the loss of, decrease in or delays of
orders by any such customers, or the failure of such customers to make timely
payments; the emergence of new or stronger competitors as a result of
consolidation movements in the market; the timing and market acceptance of our
products or our OEM customers' new or enhanced products; costs associated with
entry into new areas of the server and storage technology markets; the
variability in the level of our backlog and the variable and seasonal
procurement patterns of our customers; any inadequacy of our intellectual
property protection and the costs of actual or potential third-party claims of
infringement and any related indemnity obligations or adverse judgments; the
effect of any actual or potential unsolicited offers to acquire us; impairment
charges, including but not limited to goodwill and intangible assets; changes
in tax rates or legislation; the effects of acquisitions; the effects of
terrorist activities, natural disasters, and any resulting disruption in our
supply chain or customer purchasing patterns or any other resulting economic
or political instability; the highly competitive nature of the markets for our
products as well as pricing pressures that may result from such competitive
conditions; the effects of changes in our business model to separately charge
for software; the effect of rapid migration of customers towards newer, lower
cost product platforms; possible transitions from board or box level to
application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) solutions for selected
applications; a shift in unit product mix from higher-end to lower-end or
mezzanine card products; a faster than anticipated decrease in the average
unit selling prices or an increase in the manufactured cost of our products;
delays in product development; our reliance on third-party suppliers and
subcontractors for components and assembly; our ability to attract and retain
key technical personnel; our ability to benefit from our research and
development activities; our dependence on international sales and
internationally produced products; changes in accounting standards; and any
resulting regulatory changes on our business. These and other factors could
cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking
statements and are discussed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission, including our recent filings on Forms 10-K and 10-Q, under the
caption "Risk Factors."

Press Contacts:
Katherine Lane
Director, Corporate Communications
+1 714-885-3828
katherine.lane@emulex.com

Jolene Bonina
Sr. Manager, Public Relations and Social Media
+1 714-885-3858
jolene.bonina@emulex.com

SOURCE Emulex Corporation

Website: http://www.emulex.com
 
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