LAS VEGAS, June 20, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- HP TECHNOLOGY FORUM AND EXPO -- Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX) and Brocade (Brocade(r)) (Nasdaq:BRCD) today announced that the two companies' 4Gb/s SAN connectivity solutions and storage provisioning software have been incorporated into the new HP EVA4100 SAN Starter Kit.
Emulex's EZPilot(tm) SAN installation and storage provisioning software, 4Gb/s HBAs, and the Brocade 210E switch, which provides 8 ports of 4Gb/s connectivity and innovative ease-of-use features for the small and departmental SAN market segments, have been integrated into the new HP EVA4100 SAN Starter Kit for simplified SAN deployment and management. This offering provides entry-level and mid-market customers with a powerful, affordable, easy-to-deploy SAN solution.
"Emulex is committed to expanding the market for SANs into the small-to-medium sized enterprise market by providing simplified, tailored solutions to meet these customers' needs. We believe the combined technologies provided by Emulex, Brocade and HP will give customers a best-in-class offering to deploy their SAN solution," said Mike Smith, executive vice president of worldwide marketing for Emulex. "This collaborative offering provides a wide range of customers with a robust, simple and affordable way to deploy a SAN solution."
"The integration and extension of the Brocade 210E Switch, EZPilot, and 4Gb/s Emulex HBAs in the HP EVA4100 SAN Starter Kit reinforces the benefits of our technology and the depth of our relationship with HP," said Tom Buiocchi, vice president of worldwide marketing for Brocade. "We are pleased that our work with Emulex, HP and Microsoft has resulted in bringing to market expanded levels of value, ease of use, and ease of administration to storage area networking."
Emulex's EZPilot installation wizard enables simplified SAN installation and deployment for HBAs, switches, and storage arrays and provides fast and simple storage provisioning for Microsoft Windows and Linux hosts. The HP EVA4100 SAN Starter Kit includes the next-generation of EZPilot software, EZPilot 2.0, with enhancements that include an integrated disk manager, storage array naming, switch naming, and access to HP StorageWorks Command View EVA software.
"The HP EVA4100 SAN Starter Kit is designed to simplify deployment of a SAN solution with enterprise-class features for entry-level SAN users," said Kyle Fitze, director of marketing of storage area networks, StorageWorks Division, HP. "With the with Emulex and Brocade technologies, this offering streamlines installation, deployment and management of a SAN solution."
The new HP EVA4100 Starter Kit will also be offered by HP to customers who desire greater configuration flexibility.
This week, Emulex is demonstrating EZPilot 2.0 with the HP StorageWorks EVA4100 SAN Starter Kit at the HP Technology Forum, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, in Booth #407. For additional information about the new EVA4100 SAN Starter Kit and EVA4100 Starter Kit, visit http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/storageworks/eva/index.html.
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Emulex Corporation creates enterprise-class products that intelligently connect storage, servers and networks. The world's leading server and storage providers rely on Emulex award-winning HBAs, intelligent storage platforms and embedded storage products, including switches, bridges, routers and I/O controllers, to build reliable, scalable and high performance storage and server solutions. Emulex is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:ELX) and corporate headquarters are located in Costa Mesa, California. News releases and other information about Emulex Corporation are available at http://www.emulex.com.
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