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DataCore Incorporates Emulex 8Gb/s Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters into High-Performance Storage Virtualization Solutions

Emulex and DataCore collaborate to speed up SANs and simplify storage network configurations in large scale virtualized environments

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida – August 28, 2008 – DataCore Software, the leading provider of storage virtualization software, today announced that it has integrated the latest generation of Emulex high speed 8Gb/s Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) into its SANmelody™ and SANsymphony™ products. These new HBAs offer twice the performance of today’s leading products, providing the I/O scalability necessary to handle growing numbers of simultaneous applications hosted on virtualized servers. Additionally, Emulex LightPulse® LPe12000 and LPe12002 8Gb/s HBAs provide the increased I/O processing speed and throughput needed by large business-critical databases and transaction processing applications. Emulex 2Gb/s and 4Gb/s HBAs have been previously qualified for use with DataCore’s solutions.

“Not only do Emulex’s 8Gb/s HBAs run twice as fast as the previous generation, they provide more effective CPU utilization and deliver  features that streamline the deployment and simplify the management of Fibre Channel HBAs within the data center,” points out Scott McIntyre, vice president of product marketing, Emulex. Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX) is a leading supplier of storage networking host bus adapters. “Moreover, by working closely with DataCore and maintaining backward compatibility with our existing 4Gb/s and 2Gb/s HBA product lines, we ensure that VARs, system integrators and OEMs will be able to seamlessly transition to next-generation 8Gb/s Fibre Channel connectivity solutions.”

DataCore and Emulex have a long history together. In 2003, DataCore developed a dual-mode HBA driver solution that enabled both host and target connectivity support for Emulex HBAs embedded in the DataCore SANsymphony virtualization solution. Now, Emulex 8Gb/s HBAs are fully DataCore Lab-Tested for deployment in SAN environments with DataCore’s software, thereby reinforcing Emulex’s best-in-class technology. DataCore leverages Emulex’s unique Service Level Interface (SLI) technology, which enables driver compatibility across all generations of Emulex HBAs.

“Sure, the speed and throughput from these HBAs is phenomenal, but so is the distinctive Emulex HBA dual-mode driver that lets our partners set the adapters to concurrently operate as both target and initiator. This maximizes port utilization, cuts down on cabling and gives them much more flexibility to configure their customers’ environments to accommodate unexpected changes,” added John Bocskor, vice president of product development, DataCore Software.

To Buy Emulex Products

The Emulex LightPulse family of 8Gb/s HBAs that have been qualified by DataCore include the dual-channel LPe12002 and the single-channel LPe12000. Emulex HBAs can be purchased to be deployed with DataCore solutions through Emulex’s recommended distributors and resellers. For more information, visit

About Emulex

Emulex Corporation creates enterprise-class products that intelligently connect storage, servers and networks. The world’s leading server and storage providers rely on Emulex’s award-winning HBAs, intelligent storage platforms and embedded storage products, including switches, bridges, routers and I/O controllers, to build reliable, scalable and high-performance storage and server solutions. 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

About DataCore Software

DataCore Software, the leading provider of storage virtualization SAN software, fundamentally changes the economics of managing storage with innovative software that combines advanced functions and services with the agility and savings of hardware independence. DataCore lowers the cost and complexity of IT by making storage efficient, fast, flexible, fail-safe and virtual. DataCore’s portable storage server software simplifies and automates capacity expansion and centralizes storage management for Windows, UNIX, Linux, MacOS and NetWare operating systems as well as hypervisors from VMware, Citrix, Microsoft and other suppliers. DataCore is privately held and its corporate headquarters are in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. For more information, call (877) 780-5111 or visit

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