QLogic 16Gb Fibre Channel Accelerates Consolidation and Performance for HP ProLiant Servers and HP Converged Storage

QLogic 16Gb Fibre Channel Accelerates Consolidation and Performance for HP
ProLiant Servers and HP Converged Storage

HP StoreFabric SN1000Q Allows Organizations to Achieve Higher Virtualization,
Increase Scalability and Improve ROI

FRANKFURT, Germany, Dec. 6, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (HP Discover) -- QLogic
(Nasdaq:QLGC), the market share leader in Fibre Channel adapters, today
announced that it has been selected as a provider of 16Gb Fibre Channel
connectivity for HP ProLiant Gen8 servers and HP ProLiant G7 servers, and
adapter solutions for HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage, part of the HP Converged
Storage portfolio.

The HP StoreFabric SN1000Q 16Gb Fibre Channel adapter is the latest offering
in an extensive QLogic® portfolio selected by HP for its server, networking
and storage solutions. The QLogic portfolio for HP hardware also includes
8Gb/4Gb Fibre Channel adapters; 10Gb Ethernet converged networking adapters;
Intelligent Ethernet adapters and integrated server adapters (commonly known
as LOMs); Fibre Channel switches and modules; Fibre Channel over Ethernet
(FCoE) switching modules; intelligent multiprotocol routers; and ASIC and
adapter solutions for HP Converged Storage.

The HP StoreFabric SN1000Q delivers up to three times as many transactions as
8Gb Fibre Channel adapters, enabling a single Fibre Channel connection to
service increased enterprise workloads and more virtual devices. This
capability makes the HP StoreFabric SN1000Q ideal for customers who are
expanding the use of virtualization within their data centers.

"Building on a collaborative history with HP that spans more than a decade,
QLogic 16Gb Fibre Channel technology provides industry-leading performance and
unmatched versatility. The bandwidth of the HP StoreFabric SN1000Q allows
organizations to scale to more virtual machines, resulting in greater
consolidation, faster application performance and better ROI," said Amit
Vashi, vice president of marketing, Host Solutions Group, QLogic. "Deploying
QLogic 16Gb Fibre Channel adapters for HP ProLiant servers and HP Converged
Storage allows customers to future-proof their investments and accelerate
performance of bandwidth-hungry enterprise applications such as backup,
database workloads, online transaction processing and video streaming."

"As organizations virtualize more applications and workloads, they need
storage solutions that can handle higher virtual machine densities, a greater
number of network connections, and consistent availability," said Tom Joyce,
vice president of Marketing, Strategy, Operations and Storage Networking, HP.
"Leveraging QLogic's technology, HP StoreFabric SN1000Q delivers a proven
solution for around-the-clock application and data access which ensures
productivity and can mean increased revenue opportunities for customers."

The HP StoreFabric SN1000Q 16Gb Fibre Channel adapter consists of several
compelling attributes:

  *The Ultimate in Performance: The HP StoreFabric SN1000Q handles three
    times the transactions (1.2 Million IOPs) and double the throughput (6000
    MBps) of 8Gb Fibre Channel, dramatically increasing application
    performance and cutting backup times in half. HP StoreFabric SN1000Q
    adapters are optimized for performance in next-generation servers with
    support for the new PCIe 3.0 bus architecture.
    
  *Leadership, Confidence and Trust: The underlying QLogic Fibre Channel
    stack is proven in more than 13 million ports shipped to enterprise data
    centers around the world.
    
  *High Availability Architecture: QLogic's unique port-level isolation
    architecture adds an additional layer of reliability and security, and
    ensures that if one port should encounter issues, the second, isolated
    port will take over and keep data moving—securely and without
    interruption. This enables the HP StoreFabric SN1000Q to offer secure,
    deterministically predictive and scalable dual-port performance.
    
  *Pervasive Interoperability: QLogic solutions are tested and interoperable
    with more than 10,000 industry products. Fully compatible with HP H-series
    Fibre Channel switches, the HP StoreFabric SN1000Q's networking stack
    includes pervasive support for the leading operating system (OS) platforms
    and hypervisors including Windows Server with Hyper-V, VMware ESX/ESXi,
    Red Hat and SUSE Linux. The HP StoreFabric SN1000Q uses the same Fibre
    Channel stack as millions of 8Gb and 4Gb QLogic-designed Fibre Channel
    adapters installed in enterprises around the globe.
    
  *Simplified Management: QLogic QConvergeConsole (QCC) provides a single
    pane of glass to remotely manage all Fibre Channel adapters and 10Gb
    Ethernet converged network adapters throughout the network.
    
  *Optimized for Virtualization: The HP StoreFabric SN1000Q provides a
    scalable architecture for higher VM deployment per server while still
    providing full offload capabilities with increased bandwidth allocation to
    each VM. HP StoreFabric SN1000Q adapters further enhance VM mobility by
    increasing availability to meet peak-demand workloads.

  The HP StoreFabric SN1000Q includes support for advanced features such as
  virtual Fibre Channel in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V. For VMware
  environments, the QLogic QConvergeConsole Plug-in for VMware vCenter, a set
  of software components delivered through a common information model (CIM),
  enables use of the same application integrated within the vCenter.

  *Powering the Cloud: The HP StoreFabric SN1000Q provides fine-grained
    Quality of Service (QoS) and the ability to dynamically allocate bandwidth
    through increased support for N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV). This
    enables cloud deployments to provide guaranteed bandwidth with
    fine-grained metering.

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QLogic-- the Ultimate in Performance

QLogic (Nasdaq:QLGC) is a global leader and technology innovator in high
performance networking, including adapters, switches and ASICs. Leading OEMs
and channel partners worldwide rely on QLogic products for their data, storage
and server networking solutions. For more information, visit www.qlogic.com.

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CONTACT: Media Contact:
         Steve Sturgeon
         QLogic Corporation
         858.472.5669
         steve.sturgeon@qlogic.com
        
         Investor Contact:
         Jean Hu
         QLogic Corporation
         949.389.7579
         jean.hu@qlogic.com
 
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