Some quick news for those of you with the HP BladeSystem c3000 enclosure: the system can now be outfitted with Emulex' LightPulse 4 Gbps Fibre Channel HBA.
The combination brings a simplified SAN solution to mid-sized businesses, modeled largely on the same framework that Fortune 500 firms get with the c7000 system.
The LightPulse HBA works with Emulex' HBAnywhere platform that provides streamlined SAN management from a single console. The package offers a unique set of firmware, boot-code upgrades and multi-generation drive compatibility to reduce costs and simplify device administration.
Emulex has pursued the HP market to a significant degree lately. The company's HBAs have received certification across a broad range of Integrity, ProLiant and StorageWorks systems.