Emulex Named to CRN's 2013 5-Star Partner Program Guide for Third Straight Year

  Emulex Named to CRN's 2013 5-Star Partner Program Guide for Third Straight
                                     Year

5-Star Designation Identifies the IT Channel's Most Elite Vendor Partner
Programs

PR Newswire

COSTA MESA, Calif., March 25, 2013

COSTA MESA, Calif., March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Emulex Corporation
(NYSE:ELX) today announced it has been named to CRN's 2013 Partner Program
Guide and awarded a 5-Star Partner rating for excellence in its overall
channel program for the third year in a row.

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The Emulex Connect Partner Program arms resellers with the tools, training,
and incentives to drive best-of-breed I/O technologies and joint solutions
into the channel, enabling the highest-performing data centers across the
globe. The three-tiered partner community now includes a new loyalty program,
enhanced reseller training tools, and streamlined deal registration and web
enablement (see correlating press release "Emulex Enhances Connect Partner
Program"). 

"Enterprises are faced with a mandate to upgrade their data centers as massive
levels of data, brought about by trends such as virtualization and big data,
are placing unprecedented strains on the network," said Shaun Walsh, senior
vice president of marketing and corporate development, Emulex. "To achieve
greater speeds and overall optimum network performance, next-generation
convergence technologies have become more important than ever. In turn, Emulex
has been able to make its partner program a success by not only enabling its
partners to sell its portfolio of solutions at competitive prices, but also by
providing superior training and support."

The 5-Star Partner Program rating recognizes an elite subset of the CRN 2013
Partner Program Guide vendors who give solution providers the best partnering
elements in their channel programs. The list methodology is based on objective
criteria that takes into account each vendor's investments in program
offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support,
marketing programs and resources, sales support and communication.

"The companies listed in CRN's 2013 Partner Program Guide represent a
comprehensive list of the best channel programs in the market today," said
Kelley Damore, senior vice president and editorial director for UBM Tech
Channel's CRN. "The 5-star award is reserved for vendors that understand that
a successful partnership does not rely solely on the technology. By offering
their partners tools, education and regular updates, vendors on this list go
above and beyond traditional support to ensure a mutually beneficial
partnership."

The 2013 Partner Program Guide will be featured on CRN.com and the 5-Star
Partners listing will be highlighted in the March 2013 issue of CRN.

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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 http://www.Emulex.com.

About UBM Tech Channel

UBM Tech Channel, a UBM company, is the premier provider of IT channel-focused
events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With
over 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Tech Channel has the unmatched
channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives
managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to
accelerate technology sales. To learn more about UBM Tech Channel, visit us
at: www.ubmchannel.com.

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UBM llc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and
bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and
provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We
focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game
developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists
around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries is organized into
specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and
their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go
towww.ubm.com

Emulex Safe Harbor Statement

"Safe Harbor'' Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995: With the exception of historical information, the statements set forth
above, contain forward-looking statements that involve risk and uncertainties.
We expressly disclaim any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any
updates or changes to these forward-looking statements that may be made to
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 we may not promptly complete the acquisition of Endace, may
not obtain 100 percent ownership of Endace, may not realize the anticipated
benefits from the acquisition of Endace on a timely basis or at all, and may
be unable 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, risk of 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. Continued weakness in domestic and worldwide
macro-economic conditions, related disruptions in world credit and equity
markets, and the resulting 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; proxy contests or the activities of activist investors; 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
Public Relations Manager
+1 714-885-3858
jolene.bonina@emulex.com

SOURCE Emulex Corporation

Website: http://www.emulex.com