11 October 2012

Emulex Corporation Establishes Subsidiary in Beijing, China

Beijing and Costa Mesa, Calif. – 11 October 2012 (PRNewswire) - Emulex Corporation today announced that after more than five years of ongoing investment in the region the company has established Emulex (Beijing) Networking Technology Co. Ltd., a service oriented, wholly foreign-owned enterprise (WFOE), located in Beijing, China at the Gateway Plaza. Jeff Benck, president and chief operating officer, and Jimmy Yam, vice president of sales for the Asia Pacific region, will attend the opening ceremony of Emulex's new office in Beijing along with customers and industry partners. 

"Founding Emulex's subsidiary in Beijing is a significant step in our global growth strategy," said Jeff Benck, president and chief operating officer, Emulex. "China is a critical region to us leading the industry and further developing high growth markets. Over the past three years, the Asia Pacific region has gone from representing 35 to 57 percent of Emulex's overall revenues. Emulex's presence in China is vital to our long-term growth plans, and we plan to double our investment in the region over the next five years." 

"Since 2007, when Emulex made its appearance as a representative office in Beijing, we have been impressed by China's market potential," said Jimmy Yam, vice president of sales, Asia Pacific, Emulex. "With cloud computing and data center build outs coming to the fore, China's market demands are increasing in terms of storage and network infrastructure. The establishment of Emulex's subsidiary in Beijing, China is conducive to us providing our Chinese clients and original equipment and design manufacturer (OEM/ODM) partners in the region with better access and support for our broad set of technologies, products and solutions." 

Emulex has established strong customer relationships with Chinese domestic enterprises, such as Huawei, Inspur, Lenovo, PowerLeader, Sugon and Zhongxing Telecommunication Equipment (ZTE). Emulex has also built a strong partnership with its distributor, Digital China, who also has a broad reach and outstanding support across China. Emulex was also recognized as 'perfect quality supplier of the year' by Lenovo this year, an exclusive honor among Lenovo's server and storage providers. 

In addition to its Beijing office, Emulex (Beijing) Networking Technology Co. Ltd. has a branch office in Shanghai, China. 

Emulex, the leader in converged networking solutions, provides enterprise-class connectivity for servers, networks and storage devices within the data center. The company's product portfolio of Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters, 10Gb Ethernet Network Interface Cards, Ethernet-based Converged Network Adapters, controllers, embedded bridges and switches, and connectivity management software are proven, tested and trusted by the world's largest and most demanding IT environments. Emulex solutions are used and offered by the industry's leading server and storage OEMs including, Cisco,Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Hitachi Data Systems, HP, Huawei, IBM, NEC, NetApp and Oracle. Emulex is headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif. and has offices and research facilities in North America, Asia and Europe. 

Source: Emulex