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JNI FCX2-6562 dual-port PCI HBA qualified by EMC as E-Lab tested for enterprise storage networks.



JNI Corporation (Nasdaq:JNIC JNIC Joint National Integration Center ) has announced that EMC Corporation (NYSE NYSE

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:EMC (1) (EMC Corporation, Hopkinton, MA, www.emc.com) The leading supplier of storage products for midrange computers and mainframes. Founded in 1979 by Richard J. Egan and Roger Marino, EMC has developed advanced storage and retrieval technologies for the world's largest companies. ) has qualified JNI's FCX2-6562, a 2Gb dual-port Fibre Channel host bus adapter See host adapter.  (HBA) for PCI slots, as E-Lab Tested.

The designation enables the new JNI HBA to be deployed with EMC Symmetrix Enterprise Storage systems in PCI-based Sun Microsystems servers, including most configurations of the new UltraSPARC III-based Sun Fire servers.

EMC conducts the industry's most comprehensive testing, assuring customers the highest level of interoperability assurance. EMC's E-Lab Tested qualification process is a series of exhaustive performance and reliability tests to ensure the interoperability of all components that make up a multi-vendor information storage network.

"With Sun almost exclusively selling PCI-based UltraSPARC III-based servers, JNI's 2 Gb PCI (1) (Payment Card Industry) See PCI DSS.

(2) (Peripheral Component Interconnect) The most widely used I/O bus (peripheral bus).
 qualification by EMC represents a vital transition for JNI from its traditional Solaris base," said Steve Duplessie, founder and senior analyst for the Enterprise Storage Group. "Given JNI's broad deployment in Solaris-EMC environments, the qualification will be an important watershed in JNI's overall market position."

"EMC's qualification of a 2 Gb HBA for UltraSPARC III-based servers is an important milestone for JNI," said John Stiska, interim CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  of JNI Corporation. "JNI now offers a variety of E-Lab Tested single- and dual-port PCI and SBus host bus adapters at a variety of performance and price points," Stiska said. "It is part of our ongoing commitment to provide the best storage network solutions for EMC and Solaris environments."

JNI's FCX2-6562 is just the latest in a long line of HBAs qualified by EMC to run on Sun servers. JNI also has 2 Gb SBus, as well as 1 and 2 Gb PCI bus HBAs qualified by EMC. JNI continues to leverage its years of Solaris leadership in providing best-of-class Fibre Channel adapter products for EMC information storage environments.

JNI's low-profile FCX2-6562 2 Gb HBAs support all Fibre Channel topologies and include the latest enterprise-level features, such as persistent binding, compliance with SNIA (Storage Networking Industry Association, San Francisco, CA, www.snia.org) An organization devoted to the advancement of mission critical storage systems. Founded in 1997, its goal is to determine the standards that must be developed to allow hosts and storage systems to interact via  HBA API 1.0, and 1 or 2 Gb auto rate negotiation. This last, "on demand" feature enables a smooth migration path to 2 Gb-enabled storage networks by operating in 1 Gb, 2 Gb or mixed 1-2 Gb Fibre Channel environments.
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