QLogic to Demonstrate I/O Solutions and Strategies That Are Critical to Cloud Deployments

QLogic to Demonstrate I/O Solutions and Strategies That Are Critical to Cloud
Deployments

ADVISORY, Jan. 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

WHO:  QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC), a global leader and technology innovator in
      high performance networking.
     
WHAT: QLogic will exhibit and present at Cloud Expo Europe 2013, Europe's
      premier event for cloud computing.

QLogic Mt. Rainier Technology Delivers New Performance Benefits for ESX
Clusters

Enterprises can overcome lackluster cloud application performance with QLogic®
Mt. Rainier shared solid state disk (SSD) caching technology. Mt. Rainier
brings transparent, shared server-based SSD caching to the cloud and closes
the I/O performance gap across the entire enterprise. This I/O innovation
delivers scalable performance to I/O-hungry applications running in
mission-critical, single-server and clustered, shared-resource environments.
The QLogic exhibit will feature a Mt. Rainier demonstration that includes
OS-transparent SSD caching of critical application data, as well as vMotion
across physical servers in a VMware ESX cluster while maintaining SSD I/O
acceleration performance.

QLogic Takes Data to the Cloud

As applications shift to cloud computing infrastructure, IT managers face the
challenge of migrating information from one data center to another without
disrupting business. The QLogic Data Migration Solution (DMS) provides IT
managers with a single tool to migrate data from the most complex
heterogeneous environments to the cloud. Attendees who visit the QLogic
exhibit can learn more about how QLogic DMS, with any-to-any storage protocol
connectivity, provides highly flexible and efficient online and offline block
storage migration.

QLogic's Henrik Hansen Speaks

Henrik Hansen, QLogic Director of EMEA Marketing, will provide attendees with
insight and practical information in two sessions:

  *"Next-generation I/O Architecture for Big Data" on Tuesday, January 29 at
    3 p.m. Enterprises are increasingly using Hadoop to analyze big data, and
    are realizing that careful consideration of all infrastructure choices is
    critical to maximize Hadoop's value. When looking to build out a Hadoop
    cluster, IT administrators need to balance costs with node performance,
    based on CPU, memory, storage and network resources. Overall performance
    of a Hadoop cluster depends on achieving a balance between CPU, memory,
    networking and storage within the individual nodes. Hansen will explain
    how big data is impacting data center architectures today and will show
    attendees how to build an optimized storage and networking infrastructure
    for the future. Participants will also learn how enterprise IT can
    leverage cloud storage while maintaining iSCSI and Fibre Channel local
    storage infrastructure.
    
  *"Expanding Channel Business Opportunities with Data Migration" on
    Wednesday, January 30 at 12:40 p.m. As more companies move data center
    applications and significant amounts of information to the cloud, channel
    organizations can expand their service offerings and their addressable
    market with minimal investment by becoming trusted experts in data
    migration strategies and execution. Enterprise IT departments face
    time-consuming, complex and potentially expensive obstacles stemming from
    heterogeneous data center environments with different protocols and
    technologies and varying compliance and data retention requirements.
    Hansen will demonstrate how channel organizations can provide highly
    needed migration services for clients, along with a solid growth strategy
    for themselves, by matching the right data migration solutions with
    technical competencies and education.

WHEN:  Tuesday & Wednesday, 29–30 January
      
WHERE: Cloud Expo Europe 2013
      QLogic Exhibit #815
      National Hall Olympia
      London

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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.

Disclaimer – Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains statements relating to future results of the
company (including certain beliefs and projections regarding business and
market trends) that are "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are
subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ
materially from those projected or implied in the forward-looking statements.
The company advises readers that these potential risks and uncertainties
include, but are not limited to: unfavorable economic conditions; potential
fluctuations in operating results; gross margins that may vary over time; the
stock price of the company may be volatile; the company's dependence on the
networking markets served; the ability to maintain and gain market or industry
acceptance of the company's products; the company's dependence on a small
number of customers; the company's ability to compete effectively with other
companies; the complexity of the company's products; declining average unit
sales prices of comparable products; the company's dependence on sole source
and limited source suppliers; the company's dependence on relationships with
certain third-party subcontractors and contract manufacturers; the ability to
attract and retain key personnel; sales fluctuations arising from customer
transitions to new products; seasonal fluctuations and uneven sales patterns
in orders from customers; a reduction in sales efforts by current
distributors; changes in the company's tax provisions or adverse outcomes
resulting from examination of its income tax returns; international economic,
currency, regulatory, political and other risks; facilities of the company and
its suppliers and customers are located in areas subject to natural disasters;
the ability to protect proprietary rights; the ability to satisfactorily
resolve any infringement claims; uncertain benefits from strategic business
combinations, acquisitions and divestitures; declines in the market value of
the company's marketable securities; changes in and compliance with
regulations; difficulties in transitioning to smaller geometry process
technologies; the use of "open source" software in the company's products; and
security system risks, data protection breaches and cyber-attacks.

More detailed information on these and additional factors which could affect
the company's operating and financial results are described in the company's
Forms 10-K, 10-Q and other reports filed, or to be filed, with the Securities
and Exchange Commission. The company urges all interested parties to read
these reports to gain a better understanding of the business and other risks
that the company faces. The forward-looking statements contained in this press
release are made only as of the date hereof, and the company does not intend
to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of
new information, future events or otherwise.

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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