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Emulex Fibre Channel HBAs Now Available for Use Within New EMC CLARiiON CX4 Midrange Storage Systems; Emulex Delivers Industry-Leading SAN Connectivity for Latest EMC Networked Storage Solution

August 5, 2008

COSTA MESA, Calif., Aug. 5, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) — Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX) today announced that its LightPulse(r) Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs) are now available and qualified for use within the new EMC(r) CLARiiON(r) CX4 midrange storage system. Emulex LightPulse HBAs — available through the EMC Select Program — provide customers with industry-leading SAN connectivity.

“Emulex continues to work closely with EMC to ensure customers have access to robust SAN connectivity solutions,” said Scott McIntyre, vice president, customer marketing, Emulex Corporation. “Emulex HBAs offer superior quality, reliability and management tools, fully complementing EMC’s next-generation midrange storage system.”

The Emulex LightPulse family of Fibre Channel HBAs leverages eight generations of advanced, field-proven technology, providing customers with the highest quality SAN connectivity solutions. Emulex LightPulse HBAs include advanced Virtual HBA technology with support for industry-standard N-Port ID Virtualization (NPIV), which allows customers to effectively “virtualize” SAN connections so that each virtual machine has independent access to its own protected storage. This enables customers to leverage critical SAN management tools and best practices within virtualized server environments.

“EMC and Emulex have a long history of working together to deliver leading SAN connectivity solutions to our mutual customers,” said Deirdre Wassell, EMC’s Director of Connectivity Marketing. “The CLARiiON CX4 system’s HBAs have gone through some of the most rigorous interoperability testing in the EMC E-Lab. As customers deploy the new CLARiiON CX4 systems, Emulex LightPulse HBAs will be a key part of an overall solution that uses the latest technologies to help them better manage their information.”

Emulex is a longstanding participant in the EMC Select program, which provides customers with a convenient, single source for their total storage needs. Emulex LightPulse HBAs are also qualified for use across the Celerra and Symmetrix networked storage systems in addition to the CLARiiON storage family. For more information on Emulex LightPulse Fibre Channel HBAs, visit: http://www.emulex.com/products/hba/index.jsp.

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 http://www.emulex.com.

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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. The company wishes to caution readers that a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Those factors include the rapidly changing nature of technology, evolving industry standards and frequent introductions of new products and enhancements by competitors; fluctuation in the growth of Fibre Channel and IP markets; changes in economic conditions or changes in end user demand for technology solutions; fluctuations or delays in customer orders; the highly competitive nature of the markets for Emulex’s products; Emulex’s ability to gain market acceptance for its products; the company’s ability to attract and retain skilled personnel; the company’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 the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its recent filings on Forms 8-K, 10-K and 10-Q. All trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies.

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 CONTACT:  Emulex Corporation           Press Contact:           Katherine Henry, Manager, Public Relations           (714) 885-3828           katherine.henry@emulex.com 



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