HP Selects Emulex Fibre Channel HBAs

Emulex Corporation , a supplier of storage networking host bus adapters (HBAs), today announced that its LightPulse(R) LP8000, LP9000 and 2Gb/s LP9002L HBAs have been selected by Hewlett-Packard Company to provide Fibre Channel connectivity to HP’s network storage appliance solutions running in Linux environments.

According to Emulex, as a result of the HP SAN-itized certification program, its LP8000, LP9000 and LP9002L are currently the only Fibre Channel HBAs capable of providing SAN connectivity for HP’s Surestore disk arrays XP512, XP48 and VA7100 in Linux SAN operating environments.

“Working with HP to enable storage connectivity within Linux environments validates Emulex’s commitment to providing the industry’s most complete, feature-rich host bus adapter technology,” said Kirk Roller, chief operating officer at Emulex. “We are confident that teaming with HP will help to expand the capabilities and performance of both Linux and Fibre Channel storage networking solutions.”

“As we continue to drive Linux into the enterprise space, Emulex host bus adapters are a critical component for success and provide us with a high-performance connectivity solution that our customers demand,” said Dean Snyder, consolidated solutions marketing manager, HP Network Storage Solutions Organization. “The Emulex Fibre Channel SAN connectivity solution helps us deliver vital, high-availability enterprise solutions for our customers using Linux-based servers.”

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