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Study Shows Emulex 8Gb/s HBAs Are More Robust, Have Broader Interoperability and Are Easier to Manage Than Brocade 8Gb/s HBAs

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- Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX) today announced that its LightPulse® 8Gb/s Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) have been found to be more robust, have broader interoperability and be easier to manage than Brocade 8Gb/s Fibre Channel HBAs in an evaluation report from Demartek, a firm specializing in independent analysis and lab validation testing of server, storage and security technologies.

- The HBAs tested in the report were the dual-channel Brocade 825 and the Emulex dual-channel LPe12002 and single-channel LPe12000.

- President of Demartek, Dennis Martin said, "We found that the Emulex LightPulse HBA product family is more feature rich and provides a wider breadth of support for server hardware, operating systems, path management and storage hardware than the Brocade HBA. Overall, the installation process for both the HBA and the management software was easier with the Emulex HBAs and Emulex's HBAnyware management software appears to be geared for efficient deployment and use in large environments. In addition, the Emulex HBA performance was generally better than the Brocade HBA performance, especially for write operations, response time and overall CPU effectiveness."

- Streamlined installation and management, unrivaled scalability, and industry-leading virtualization support make Emulex's LightPulse 8Gb/s Fibre Channel HBAs ideal for enterprise, mixed-OS and virtualized server environments. With powerful management capabilities and broad platform support, they deliver maximum performance in the broadest range of applications and environments.

- The complete evaluation report can be found at

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