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Infortrend and Emulex Announce Ideal Solution for 16G Fibre Channel Networked Storage Environments

Groundbreaking Infortrend 16G FC Storage Optimized for Use with Emulex 16G FC Host Bus Adapters

SAN FRANCISCO, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Infortrend® and Emulex Corporation today announced that the Infortrend landmark 16G Fibre Channel (FC) “RAID storage” products and Emulex LightPulse® 16G FC Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) are fully tested with perfect compatibility, allowing users to take advantage of the high-performance throughput and speed provided by 16G FC SAN infrastructures.

The demand for faster bandwidth and higher throughput is constantly increasing, as is the technology that powers Infortrend’s datacenters, cloud services and high-volume servers. 16G FC, a natural evolution of FC, doubles the throughput of 8G FC to unleash the potential of multi-core processor & solid state disk (SSD)-driven applications and services.

Infortrend’s new 16G FC models provide a massive boost by doubling throughput and providing superior I/O operations per second (IOPS) and are backward compatible with customers’ existing FC infrastructure, all the same price as existing 8G FC storage* – allowing customers to simultaneously optimize and future proof their storage. Emulex field-proven 16G FC technology empowers users with industry-leading performance, increased throughput density, and higher power efficiency, making it the perfect choice for users of Infortrend’s high-performance 16G FC EonStor DS G7i storage.

“The computing industry is experiencing mounting demand for storage performance due to increases in data growth, virtual machine density and application performance requirements,” said Shaun Walsh, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Development at Emulex, adding, “Combined with Infortrend’s 16G FC EonStor DS G7i, Emulex LightPulse 16G FC HBAs and 16G FC target technology address these requirements by providing extremely fast response times, as well as delivering consolidation and up to 1.3 million IOPS.”

Thomas Kao, Senior Director of Product Planning at Infortrend, stated, “Infortrend’s 16G FC storage solutions are the answer to those seeking to guarantee the best possible performance – both now and in the future – over FC networks.” Adding, “We fully welcome the support of HBAs from industry-leaders such as Emulex as it both adds quality and proven technology to the 16G FC ecosystem and provides our users with the best choice in high-speed HBAs to allow their 16G FC storage to reach its full potential.”

For more information on Emulex 16G FC HBA solutions please click here

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*Special offer: Infortrend’s 16G FC storage is the same price as its 8G FC storage until August 31, 2013.

About Emulex Corporation

Emulex, a leader in network connectivity, monitoring and management, provides hardware and software solutions for global networks that support enterprise, cloud, government and telecommunications. Emulex’s products enable unrivaled end-to-end application visibility, optimization and acceleration. The Company’s I/O connectivity offerings, including its line of ultra high-performance Ethernet and Fibre Channel-based connectivity products, have been designed into server and storage solutions from leading OEMs, including Cisco, Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, Hitachi, HP, Huawei, IBM, NetApp and Oracle, and can be found in the data centers of nearly all of the Fortune 1000. Emulex’s monitoring and management solutions, including its portfolio of network visibility and recording products, provide organizations with complete network performance management at speeds up to 100Gb Ethernet. Emulex is headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., and has offices and research facilities in North America, Asia and Europe. For more information about Emulex please visit www.Emulex.com.

About Infortrend

Founded in 1993, Infortrend Corporation is a leading provider of high performance networked storage solutions focusing on quality, reliability, choice and value. Fueled by a depth of technological expertise and system level knowledge, Infortrend storage solutions have been widely deployed on a variety of demanding applications by multiple users across commercial and industrial markets. Its core brands include the ESVA, EonStor DS, EonStor and EonNAS product families. For more information, please visit www.infortrend.com.

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