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Emulex Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters e-Lab Tested and Qualified by EMC to Provide Symmetrix Storage Connectivity in Linux Environments.

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COSTA MESA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 14, 2001

EMC Qualifies Emulex LP9002L HBA for its Storage

Networking Solutions Running Linux

Emulex Corp. (Nasdaq:EMLX), the world's leading supplier of storage networking host bus adapters (HBAs), today announced that EMC Corp. (NYSE:EMC) selected its LightPulse LP9002L host bus adapter to provide Fibre Channel connectivity for EMC's Symmetrix storage solutions running in Linux environments.

With this qualification, Emulex's LP9002L is now qualified by EMC for Symmetrix in Linux, Solaris, Windows NT, Windows 2000 and AIX operating environments.

"Emulex's LP9002L HBA has been e-Lab Tested and qualified to run Linux with EMC's Symmetrix storage systems," said Chuck Hollis, vice president of Products and Markets at EMC. "With today's announcement, EMC and Emulex build upon their ongoing commitment to provide customers with the ability to seamlessly integrate new technology as their IT infrastructure requirements evolve.

"Emulex host bus adapters are used to enable connectivity for a variety of EMC's enterprise solutions, including Symmetrix, CLARiiON, Celerra and other EMC platforms, and we are pleased to further extend our longstanding relationship to include Linux support," said Kirk Roller, chief operating officer at Emulex. "We will continue working closely with EMC to develop and deploy high performance Fibre Channel storage networking solutions for a variety of operating system environments."

The Emulex LP9002L provides high performance server CPU offload, which improves storage I/O processing and access speed. The Emulex 2Gb/s LP9002L provides the sophisticated feature set to enable migration to the latest 2Gb/s Fibre Channel SANs, while maintaining full backwards compatibility and interoperability with legacy 1Gb/s installations.

The Emulex Family of Host Bus Adapters

The Emulex family of HBAs offers high performance, standards-based connectivity solutions for both Fibre Channel and Internet protocol (IP) storage networking environments. Emulex host bus adapters provide a unique combination of features required for mission-critical enterprise environments that deliver reliability, high bandwidth, server CPU offload, low latency and scalable connectivity.

The Emulex LightPulse family of Fibre Channel HBAs offers full fabric support, high data integrity, full-duplex operation, data buffering for up to 100km of cabling, and support for all Fibre Channel topologies. The Emulex LightPulse family of Fibre Channel products includes the 2Gb/s LP9002L and LP952L low profile HBAs, the 2Gb/s LP9002C CompactPCI HBA, the 2Gb/s LP9002S SBus-based HBA, and the market-leading LP8000.

The Emulex family of IP-based storage networking host bus adapters includes the recently announced GN9000/SI iSCSI host bus adapter, the GN9000/VI VI/IP host bus adapter, the CL1000 host bus adapter and CL5000/5300 cluster switches. The Emulex GN9000/SI is designed to provide the high performance iSCSI connectivity over gigabit Ethernet for PCI-based systems. The Emulex GN9000/VI VI/IP HBA enables network attached storage (NAS) appliances and hosts to exchange file system data over IP networks, while gaining the high throughput, low latency and reduced CPU overhead benefits of the virtual interface (VI) architecture. For more information on the Emulex product families, please visit www.emulex.com.

About Emulex

Emulex is a leading supplier and developer of storage and server networking host bus adapters based on both Fibre Channel and IP networking technologies. Storage networks provide data centers with high-speed, scalable and highly available storage access. Server networks enable the creation of high-performance server clusters for database and transaction processing. The Emulex product families are based on internally developed ASIC, firmware and software technologies, and offer customers high performance, scalability, flexibility and reduced total cost of ownership. The company's products have been selected by the world's leading server and storage providers, including Compaq, Dell, EMC, Fujitsu-Siemens, Groupe Bull, Hewlett-Packard Co., Hitachi Data Systems, IBM, NEC, Network Appliance and Unisys. In addition, Emulex includes industry leaders Brocade, INRANGE, Intel, Legato, McDATA, Microsoft and Veritas among its strategic partners.

Emulex markets to OEMs and end users through its own worldwide selling organization, as well as its two-tier distribution partners, including ACAL, Avnet, Bell Microproducts, Consan, CTC, Info-X, Tech Data, TidalWire and Tokyo Electron. Corporate headquarters are located in Costa Mesa. News releases and other information about Emulex are available at www.emulex.com.

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"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: With the exception of historical information, the statements set forth above include forward-looking statements that involve risk and uncertainties. The company wishes to caution readers that a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Those factors include the rapidly changing nature of technology, evolving industry standards and frequent introductions of new products and enhancements by competitors; fluctuation in the growth of the Fibre Channel and IP markets; changes in economic conditions or changes in end-user demand for technology solutions; fluctuations or delays in customer orders; the highly competitive nature of the markets for Emulex's products; Emulex's ability to gain market acceptance for its products; the company's ability to attract and retain skilled personnel; the company's reliance on third-party suppliers. These and other factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are also discussed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its recent filings on Forms 10-K and 10-Q.

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