Emulex Drives 16Gb Fibre Channel Ecosystem with Partner Adoption

       Emulex Drives 16Gb Fibre Channel Ecosystem with Partner Adoption

DataCore Software, GreenBytes, Pure Storage, Quantum, and X-IO Certify Emulex
16GFC to Maximize Best-of-breed Technology

PR Newswire

COSTA MESA, Calif., March 12, 2013

COSTA MESA, Calif., March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Emulex Corporation (NYSE:
ELX) today announced broad partner adoption of its LightPulse® 16Gb Fibre
Channel (16GFC) Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) worldwide, for joint virtualization,
flash storage and data archiving and backup solutions. DataCore™ Software,
GreenBytes, Pure Storage, Quantum, and X-IO have certified Emulex 16GFC HBAs
with their solutions, enabling the most scalable solutions for databases,
virtualized and transaction-intensive environments in today's demanding data
centers. Emulex 16GFC HBAs are the most widely deployed 16GFC HBAs by OEMs,
with more than 70 percent of the overall revenue market share for 2012^1.

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"Partners and appliance integrators continue to certify and adopt Emulex 16GFC
I/O connectivity solutions because we offer the best performing HBA available
today, enabling the most compelling application throughput and I/O
scalability," said Shaun Walsh, senior vice president of marketing and
corporate development, Emulex. "In addition, our superior reliability and
extensive interoperability testing allows for seamless deployment across
multiple platforms."

Three key technologies that require the performance and low latency benefits
of Emulex 16GFC adapters include virtualization, flash storage and data backup
and recovery. Partners have certified Emulex 16GFC HBAs in the following ways:

Virtualization:

  oDataCore Software: Emulex LightPulse 16GFC HBAs have been qualified as
    "DataCore Ready" ensuring interoperability with DataCore's SANsymphony™-V
    storage hypervisor. SANsymphony-V leverages Emulex technology to
    circumvent bottlenecks associated with storage networking and maximize the
    capabilities of DataCore's storage virtualization software as it augments
    virtual and physical IT environments to get the highest availability,
    fastest performance and maximum utilization from online disks.
  oGreenBytes: Emulex 16GFC HBAs are certified for use with GreenBytes' IO
    Offload Engine, a desktop virtualization solution, maximizing the
    effective performance and capacity of existing infrastructure to provide
    persistent, full-featured virtual desktops with the manageability,
    scalability and affordability required for cloud-scale virtual desktop
    infrastructure (VDI) deployments.

Flash Storage:

  oPure Storage: Emulex 16GFC HBAs are certified for use with the Pure
    Storage FA-series FlashArray from Pure Storage. Emulex HBAs enable faster
    connectivity for the FA-series, which is part of the ultra-low latency
    experience that FlashArray users need for enterprise applications, such as
    virtual desktops infrastructure, databases and analytics platforms,
    virtualized server environments and cloud environments.
  oX-IO Technologies: Emulex 16GFC HBAs are certified for use with the X-IO
    ISE-2 and Hyper ISE storage system, X-IO's purpose-built hybrid storage
    solution for server and desktop virtualization, cloud computing, and other
    database management system (DBMS) applications with multitenant workloads
    generating near-simultaneous I/O requests to shared storage resources.
    Combined, this optimized solution is a simple and efficient way to rapidly
    deliver critical information across the enterprise, for the life of the
    solution.

Data Archiving and Backup

  oQuantum: The Quantum LTO6 drives within the Quantum Scalar i500 and i6000
    libraries leverage Emulex 16GFC HBAs to deliver increased bandwidth for
    improved backup and recovery performance. This is important as
    applications drive increased storage growth, resulting in the need for
    robust and rapid backup to minimize both data loss and downtime.

Supporting Quotes:

"Our longstanding partnership with Emulex has benefited thousands of customers
around the world. The Emulex 16GFC HBAs deliver very high throughput and low
latency, key to enabling deployments of densely virtualized servers," said
Carlos M. Carreras, vice president of alliances and business development at
DataCore Software. "Combined, DataCore's SANsymphony-V storage hypervisor with
Emulex 16GFC technology addresses the performance, availability and
scalability needs of today's mission-critical applications such as Oracle, SAP
and SQL in virtual environments."

"Delivering desktop applications to hundreds or thousands of end users as a
managed centralized service places heavy demands on centralized storage, a
problem that is exceptionally well addressed with 16GFC connectivity for the
back-end servers," said Bob Petrocelli, founder and CTO, GreenBytes. "Emulex
16GFC HBAs are an ideal complement to GreenBytes' IO Offload Engine because of
their efficiency and performance per watt, which is necessary for the toughest
desktop virtualization environments today."

"Flash memory is on pace to replace the spinning hard drive in performance
storage, but is too expensive to deploy broadly. Pure Storage's all-flash
storage array overcomes this price challenge, delivering hundreds of terabytes
of high-performance flash in a highly-available, plug-compatible array
form-factor, all for less than the cost of spinning disk," said Matt
Kixmoeller, vice president, products, Pure Storage. "By certifying Emulex's
LightPulse 16GFC HBAs with our array, we enable faster and more flexible
connectivity solutions for our customers."

"Quantum's Scalar i500 and i6000 libraries are ideal for long-term data
storage and archiving for enterprises faced with massive data growth that
needs to be stored for longer periods of time for compliance reasons or
because it is business-critical," said Eric Bassier, director of product
marketing, Quantum. "These companies need a cost-effective, reliable, and
easy-to-manage solution with options to scale from terabytes up to many
petabytes, and when coupled with Emulex 16GFC HBAs, Quantum's Scalar libraries
deliver improved backup and recovery performance to address customers' data
storage requirements, now and in the future."

"X-IO's ISE-2 and Hyper ISE storage systems are geared towards a performance
and capacity balance for server and desktop virtualization, cloud computing
and I/O-intensive DBMS applications, where maximum performance and low TCO are
required," said Blair Parkhill, vice president of marketing, X-IO. "Together
with Emulex 16GFC HBAs, we can rapidly deliver critical information across the
enterprise, support larger server virtualization deployments and scalable
cloud initiatives, and offer the performance to match new multi-core
processors, and faster server host bus architectures."

  ^1 Dell'Oro Group's Q4 2012 Fibre Channel Adapter Vendor, February 2013

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About Emulex
Emulex, the leader in network connectivity, monitoring and management,
provides hardware and software solutions for global networks that support
enterprise, cloud, government and telecommunications. Emulex's products enable
unrivaled end-to-end application visibility, optimization and acceleration.
The Company's I/O connectivity offerings, including its line of ultra
high-performance Ethernet and Fibre Channel-based connectivity products, have
been designed into server and storage solutions from leading OEMs, including
Cisco, Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, Hitachi, HP, Huawei, IBM, NetApp and Oracle, and
can be found in the data centers of nearly all of the Fortune 1000. Emulex's
monitoring and management solutions, including its portfolio of network
visibility and recording products, provide organizations with complete network
performance management at speeds up to 100Gb Ethernet. Emulex is headquartered
in Costa Mesa, Calif., and has offices and research facilities in North
America, Asia and Europe. For more information about Emulex (NYSE: ELX) please
visit www.Emulex.com.

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