Emulex Corp., a supplier of storage networking host bus adapters (HBAs), announced that Hitachi Data Systems has qualified the Emulex LightPulse LP9002L HBA for use with its Hitachi Freedom Storage Lightning 9900 Series storage solutions in conjunction with Sun Microsystems' Sun Fire V880 and V480 servers.
According to the companies, Hitachi's qualification will let Sun Fire V880 and V480 server customers use Emulex Fibre Channel host bus adapters for server-to-storage connectivity applications. Emulex plans to continue working with Hitachi to ensure complete compatibility between the two companies' product families and other mission-critical enterprise servers.
The Emulex family of HBAs are designed to offer high performance, standards-based connectivity solutions for both Fibre Channel and Internet protocol (IP) storage networking environments. Emulex host bus adapters are designed to provide a combination of features that are required for enterprise environments.
The Emulex family of HBAs offers firmware upgradeability to protect customers' investments and a driver architecture that should enable compatibility of a single driver across Emulex's product line, which may reduce SAN management complexity while lowering a customer's total cost of ownership.
"Hitachi Data Systems is always pleased to support storage solutions that provide customers with more choices," said Steve East, vice president, Integrated Solutions, Hitachi Data Systems. "This certification expands our reach into Solaris environments, and ensures that our customers have access to Emulex's best-of-breed HBAs for deployment of feature-rich, robust connectivity solutions."
For more information on the Emulex product families, please visit www.emulex.com.