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Emulex Offers I/O Connectivity Management Support for VMware vSphere® 5.1 Web Client

Emulex OneCommand Manager Plug-in for VMware vCenter™ Server Enables Simplified Virtualization Management

COSTA MESA, Calif., Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Emulex Corporation (NYSE: ELX) today announced that it supports the new VMware vSphere® 5.1 Web Client with its Emulex OneCommand® Manager plug-in for VMware vCenter™ Server, a software plug-in that integrates real-time lifecycle management of adapters provided by Emulex into the VMware vCenter™ Server console, centralizing and simplifying virtualization management. Emulex OneCommand Manager delivers flexibility, ease of use, and time and operational expenditure (OPEX) savings for data centers that are faced with a proliferation of complex virtualization and cloud-based technologies.

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"The Emulex I/O connectivity management solution, compatible with the new VMware vSphere® 5.1 Web Client, gives customers the ability to manage adapters, objects and workflows across global, distributed data centers," said Shaun Walsh, senior vice president of marketing and corporate development, Emulex. "The Emulex OneCommand Manager plug-in is purpose-built for the VMware vCenter™ Server management console and vSphere 5.1 Web Client, and represents further integration with VMware virtualization and cloud infrastructure platforms."

Emulex OneCommand Manager for VMware vCenter Server addresses cloud- and virtualization-based data centers that require operational efficiency across VMware hosts and clusters, with centralized management and the following benefits and features:

  • Flexibility across VMware clients: Emulex OneCommand Manager plug-in for VMware vCenter Server supports both the new VMware vSphere 5.1 Web Client and the VMware vCenter Server desktop client with an identical feature set regardless of the client.
  • Centralized adapter management: Emulex OneCommand Manager plug-in for VMware vCenter Server enables comprehensive control of fabric and network connectivity solutions provided by Emulex from the VMware vCenter Server management console, for unified and simplified virtualization management.
  • Time-saving I/O management: Emulex OneCommand Manager plug-in for VMware vCenter Server enables users to manage Emulex adapters across hundreds of servers, natively from the VMware vCenter Server console, so administrators don't waste time juggling multiple management applications.
  • Increased availability with powerful diagnostics: Emulex OneCommand Manager plug-in for VMware vCenter Server provides a powerful suite of administrative tools for adapter configuration, diagnostics, monitoring, efficient batch firmware updates and more. This high level of functionality helps users optimize network performance and availability, increase productivity and reduce OPEX for VMware host systems.

"VMware continues to empower customers with the tools they need as the data center evolves and becomes more complex," said Parag Patel, vice president, Global Strategic Alliances, VMware. "The latest release of VMware vSphere® 5.1 combined with the Emulex OneCommand Manager plug-in for VMware vCenter™ Server, provides a great platform for today's virtualization administrators to help them manage large-scale, distributed, global environments."

To download the new plug-in for VMware vSphere 5.1 from Emulex, please visit this link.

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About Emulex

Emulex, the leader in converged networking solutions, provides enterprise-class connectivity for servers, networks and storage devices within the data center. The company's product portfolio of Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters, 10Gb Ethernet Network Interface Cards, Ethernet-based Converged Network Adapters, controllers, embedded bridges and switches, and connectivity management software are proven, tested and trusted by the world's largest and most demanding IT environments. Emulex solutions are used and offered by the industry's leading server and storage OEMs including, Cisco, Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Hitachi Data Systems, HP, Huawei, IBM, NEC, NetApp and Oracle. Emulex is headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif. and has offices and research facilities in North America, Asia and Europe. More information about Emulex (NYSE:ELX) is available at 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 contain forward-looking statements that involve risk and uncertainties. We expressly disclaim any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or changes to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect any future events or circumstances. We wish to caution readers that a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. These factors include the possibility that the proposed acquisition of Endace Limited (Endace) is not completed on a timely basis or at all, the effects of the proposed  acquisition of Endace, including our ability to realize the anticipated benefits of the potential acquisition of Endace on a timely basis or at all, and our ability to integrate the technology, operations and personnel of Endace into our existing operations in a timely and efficient manner.  In addition, intellectual property claims, with or without merit, that could result in costly litigation, cause product shipment delays, require us to indemnify customers, or require us to enter into royalty or licensing agreements, which may or may not be available. Furthermore, we have in the past obtained, and may be required in the future to obtain, licenses of technology owned by other parties. We cannot be certain that the necessary licenses will be available or that they can be obtained on commercially reasonable terms. If we were to fail to obtain such royalty or licensing agreements in a timely manner and on reasonable terms, our business, results of operations and financial condition could be materially adversely affected. Ongoing lawsuits, such as the action brought by Broadcom Corporation (Broadcom), present inherent risks, any of which could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, or results of operations. Such potential risks include continuing expenses of litigation, risk of loss of patent rights and/or monetary damages, risk of injunction against the sale of products incorporating the technology in question, counterclaims, attorneys' fees, incremental costs associated with product or component redesigns, and diversion of management's attention from other business matters. With respect to the continuing Broadcom litigation, such potential risks also include the adequacy of any sunset period to make design changes, the ability to implement any design changes, the availability of customer resources to complete any re-qualification or re-testing that may be needed, the ability to maintain favorable working relationships with Emulex suppliers of serializer/deserializer (SerDes) modules, and the ability to obtain a settlement which does not put us at a competitive disadvantage. In addition, the fact that the economy generally, and the technology and storage market segments specifically, have been in a state of uncertainty makes it difficult to determine if past experience is a good guide to the future and makes it impossible to determine if markets will grow or shrink in the short term. The current weakness in domestic and worldwide macro-economic conditions and related disruptions in world credit and equity markets that are creating economic uncertainty for our customers, as well as the storage and converged networking market as a whole, has and could continue to adversely affect our revenues and results of operations. As a result of these uncertainties, we are unable to predict our future results with any accuracy. Other factors affecting these forward-looking statements include but are not limited to the following: faster than anticipated declines in the storage networking market, slower than expected growth of the converged networking market or the failure of our Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) customers to successfully incorporate our products into their systems; our dependence on a limited number of customers and the effects of the loss of, decrease in or delays of orders by any such customers, or the failure of such customers to make timely payments; the emergence of new or stronger competitors as a result of consolidation movements in the market; the timing and market acceptance of our products or our OEM customers' new or enhanced products; costs associated with entry into new areas of the server and storage technology markets; the variability in the level of our backlog and the variable and seasonal procurement patterns of our customers; any inadequacy of our intellectual property protection and the costs of actual or potential third-party claims of infringement and any related indemnity obligations or adverse judgments; the effect of any actual or potential unsolicited offers to acquire us; impairment charges, including but not limited to goodwill and intangible assets; changes in tax rates or legislation; the effects of acquisitions; the effects of terrorist activities, natural disasters, and any resulting disruption in our supply chain or customer purchasing patterns or any other resulting economic or political instability; the highly competitive nature of the markets for our products as well as pricing pressures that may result from such competitive conditions; the effects of changes in our business model to separately charge for software; the effect of rapid migration of customers towards newer, lower cost product platforms; possible transitions from board or box level to application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) solutions for selected applications; a shift in unit product mix from higher-end to lower-end or mezzanine card products; a faster than anticipated decrease in the average unit selling prices or an increase in the manufactured cost of our products; delays in product development; our reliance on third-party suppliers and subcontractors for components and assembly; our ability to attract and retain key technical personnel; our ability to benefit from our research and development activities; our dependence on international sales and internationally produced products; changes in accounting standards; and any resulting regulatory changes on our business. These and other factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements and are discussed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our recent filings on Forms 10-K and 10-Q, under the caption "Risk Factors."

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