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Emulex Announces Cross Licensing Patent Agreement With IBM to Accelerate Integration of High Performance Networking Solutions

August 24, 2009 by · Comments Off on Emulex Announces Cross Licensing Patent Agreement With IBM to Accelerate Integration of High Performance Networking Solutions 

Web Host ServicesCOSTA MESA, Calif. – Emulex Corporation (NYSE: ELX) today announced that it has signed a multi-year, cross licensing patent agreement with IBM, enabling Emulex to accelerate the integration of their OneConnect™ Universal Converged Network Adapter (UCNA) architecture within IBM platforms. These UCNAs will be available for integration into virtualized, high performance servers such as IBM’s System p, System x and BladeCenter product offerings.

Emulex currently delivers its LightPulse® 4Gb/s and 8Gb/s Fibre Channel adapters for IBM servers used for virtualization, database serving, data center storage networking, and cloud computing environments. Licensing IBM patents will accelerate the integration of Emulex’s connectivity products into IBM virtualized, high performance data center solutions, supporting unified network connectivity for 10Gb/s Ethernet, 16Gb/s Fibre Channel, 10Gb/s iSCSI and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) solutions.

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