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NEC selects Emulex InSpeed for enterprise-level storage solutions.

Emulex Corporation, the industry's preeminent source for a broad range of advanced storage networking infrastructure solutions announced recently that NEC Corporation has implemented the award-winning Emulex InSpeed embedded storage switching technology into its new NEC iStorage S4900 Series of enterprise storage solutions. With this deal, NEC has standardized on Emulex InSpeed technology throughout its entire iStorage SAN product line--including the entry-level, midrange and now enterprise storage solutions.

InSpeed allows NEC to create an "SBOD application," which improves the reliability and performance of its storage solutions by bringing 2Gb/ s switched connectivity to each individual disk drive within the storage array. By simplifying the delivery of point-to-point switched connectivity to the individual drives in the storage array, InSpeed also enables new diagnostic and preventative maintenance capabilities.

"With its unique back-end architecture, the Emulex InSpeed technology already has delivers enhanced reliability, availability and serviceability to our midrange and SME iStorage series products," said Kazuyuki Fujiwara, Senior Manager of System File Products Division, NEC Corporation. "It makes perfect sense to extend this cost-effective technology to all of our customers, therefore we've integrated InSpeed across our entire iStorage SAN products line, including our newest enterprise products, too."

InSpeed Embedded Storage Switches have now become the industry standard for connecting disk drives in the back-end of storage systems. The InSpeed SOC 320 is Emulex's latest generation of 2 Gb/s embedded storage switch technology, incorporating a host of innovative features and functionality that are an outgrowth of Emulex's years of experience in helping solution providers integrate advanced switching architectures into their disk arrays. The NEC iStorage Model S4900 series products combine the benefits of the InSpeed SOC 320 with additional state-of-the art technologies such as disk drives carrying rotational speeds of up to 15,000 RPM, a 192GB/s internal data transfer rate with enhanced Crossbar technology, advanced diagnostic capabilities that enable preventive disk drive maintenance. The NEC iStorage Model S4900 series products are designed establish a new standard in the level of capabilities available in enterprise-level storage solutions.

"What a remarkable validation it is to have NEC utilize our InSpeed technology in all its storage solutions, regardless of system size," said Mike Smith, executive vice president of worldwide marketing, Emulex Corporation. "This design win underscores the broad applications that can be enhanced through switched back-end architectures. With the introduction of the iStorage S4900 series storage solutions, NEC has built on the success achieved through its SME and mid-range SAN applications to now extend the most advanced functionality and performance available to its enterprise-level customers."
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