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Emulex Adapters Optimized for New Intel® Xeon® Processor 5600 and 7500 Series Platforms

Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX) today announced that its LightPulse® and OneConnect® adapters are optimized for use with the Intel® Xeon® processor 5600 series (formerly codenamed Westmere-EP) and the Intel Xeon processor 7500 series (formerly codenamed Nehalem-EX). Tested with Intel’s optimization lab for interoperability and performance, Emulex’s adapters maximize I/O bandwidth and throughput for data center servers based on the new Xeon 5600 and 7500 series processors.

“Intel’s new Xeon processor series is driving the x86 server refresh and accelerating the adoption of 8Gb/s Fibre Channel and 10Gb/s Ethernet in the data center,” said Steve Daheb, chief marketing officer and senior vice president of business development, Emulex. “Combining the power of Intel’s next-generation processors with the performance of Emulex adapters will bring the improvements in throughput, connectivity and efficiency that enterprises require. With virtualization technologies becoming pervasive and enterprises’ data policies and processes demanding higher performance servers, Intel and Emulex can accelerate the return on investment (ROI) of these critical IT initiatives.”

Critical for database and other I/O-sensitive workloads, the increased RAS (Reliability, Availability, Serviceability) features of the Xeon series processors and Emulex’s Fibre Channel adapters will keep enterprises running at the high service levels expected of enterprise-class servers. Additional features such as Intel VT for Directed I/O in virtualized server environments, Error Correction Code (ECC) and protection for PCI Express 2.0, Non-Uniform Memory Access (NUMA) and Message-Signaled Interrupts eXtended (MSI-X) for I/O intensive applications dramatically improve efficiency and performance, in turn offering accelerated ROI. Machine Check Architecture (MCA) recovery being offered through the Xeon processors will also provide increased fault tolerance and greater uptime.

“The new Intel Xeon processors mark another leap forward in technology, delivering scalable performance, flexible virtualization, advanced reliability, higher availability and serviceability than ever before,” said Jim Pappas, Director Industry Initiatives, Intel Corporation. “High-bandwidth I/O connectivity solutions that support the advanced features of Intel’s latest Xeon series processors can help customers maximize the performance and efficiency of their next-generation infrastructure equipment.”

For virtualized server environments, Emulex vEngine Technology and N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) will deliver significant advantages for maximizing server consolidation and managing high-density virtual machine (VM) workloads across multiple physical servers. Specifically, enterprises will experience improved availability and network uptime and simplified storage and server management, all with less processor burden.

Learn more about Emulex connectivity solutions for Intel Xeon series platforms: http://www.emulex.com/solutions/intel-xeon.html

To learn more about Emulex, please visit: http://www.emulex.com

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About Emulex

Emulex is the leader in converged networking solutions for the data center. Our Connectivity Continuum architecture provides intelligent networking services that transition today’s infrastructure into tomorrow’s unified network ecosystem. Emulex provides a single framework that intelligently connects every server, network and storage device within the data center. Through strategic collaboration and integrated partner solutions, Emulex provides its customers with industry leading business value, operational flexibility and strategic advantage. Emulex is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:ELX) and has corporate headquarters in Costa Mesa, California. News releases and other information about Emulex Corporation are available at http://www.emulex.com.

Emulex Safe Harbor Statement

“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. These forward-looking statements include, among other things, statements regarding future events and future performance. Emulex wishes to caution readers that a number of significant factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Those factors include changes in economic and industry conditions and the effects of ongoing global economic uncertainty, changes in end user demand for technology solutions; the effect of any actual or potential unsolicited offers to acquire Emulex; Emulex’s dependence on a limited number of customers and the effects of the loss of, or decrease or delays in orders by, any such customers, or the failure of such customers to make payments; the rapidly changing nature of technology, evolving industry standards and frequent introductions of new products and enhancements by competitors; the effect of rapid migration of customers towards newer, lower cost product platforms; slower than expected growth of the storage networking market or the failure of Emulex's Original Equipment Manufacturer (“OEM”) customers to successfully incorporate Emulex products into their systems; delays in product development; the highly competitive nature of the markets for Emulex’s products; Emulex’s ability to gain market acceptance for its products; any inadequacy of Emulex’s intellectual property protection or the potential for and impact of third-party claims of infringement, including any inability to successfully defend itself against any intellectual property claims, obligations relating to customer indemnification, any failure of suppliers to satisfy indemnification obligations and other potential business disruption; Emulex's ability to attract and retain skilled personnel; and the Emulex'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 Emulex’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its recent filings on Forms 8-K, 10-K and 10-Q. Statements in this release are based on current expectations and Emulex undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements for any reason. All trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies.

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