QLogic, Emulex Both Tie Into HP Blade System

Both Aliso Viejo-based QLogic and Costa Mesa-based Emulex, provider of host bus adapters and related storage networking products, have tied into a new HP blade server system, the HP BladeSystem Matrix. The firms, which both announced their tie into HP's blade servers separately, will provide 8 Gb/sec Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters which work with the new blade computing system. QLogic and Emulex are fierce competitors in the storage networking market, particularly with their host bus adapter products.