QLogic Delivers 16Gb Fibre Channel Solutions for EMC Storage Environments

QLogic Delivers 16Gb Fibre Channel Solutions for EMC Storage Environments

QLogic 2600 Series 16Gb Fibre Channel High-Performance Adapter Now Available
Through EMC Select

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., March 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- QLogic (Nasdaq:QLGC),
the market share leader in Fibre Channel adapters, today announced that its
2600 Series 16Gb Fibre Channel adapters are now available through the EMC®
Select program for a broad range of EMC storage platforms. EMC customers can
now implement QLogic's award-winning 16Gb Fibre Channel technology for high
performance storage environments.

The EMC version of the QLogic® 2600 Series adapter is listed on the EMC
Support Matrix (ESM) and qualified through the EMC E-Lab™ with EMC VMAX®, VNX®
and VPLEX® storage arrays. The adapter is pre-configured and designed for easy
and quick implementation within these EMC storage environments.

"For well over a decade QLogic has provided high-performance Fibre Channel
solutions for EMC and its customers," said Amit Vashi, vice president of
marketing, Host Solutions Group, QLogic. "QLogic 2600 Series adapters allow
customers to accelerate performance of bandwidth-hungry enterprise
applications such as video streaming, databases, backup and online transaction
processing. Fully compatible with 8Gb and 4Gb products, QLogic 16Gb Fibre
Channel solutions protect organizations' IT investments."

"Today's bandwidth-intensive environments require higher levels of service
while keeping costs and power usage down," said Deirdre Wassell, director of
solutions marketing, EMC. "The increased I/O and bandwidth of 16Gb Fibre
Channel will result in improved application performance for more Exchange
mailboxes and virtual machines, as well as faster database processing and
reduced backup times."

QLogic 2600 Series 16Gb Fibre Channel adapters consist of several compelling
attributes:

  *The Ultimate in Performance: The QLogic 2600 Series 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. QLogic 2600 Series adapters are optimized
    for performance in next-generation servers with support for the new PCIe
    3.0 bus architecture.
    
  *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 continue to function securely and without interruption. This
    enables the QLogic 2600 Series to offer secure, deterministically
    predictive and scalable dual-port performance.
    
  *Optimized for Virtualization: The QLogic 2600 Series provides a scalable
    architecture for higher virtual machine (VM) deployment per server while
    still providing full offload capabilities with increased bandwidth
    allocation to each VM. QLogic 2600 Series adapters further enhance VM
    mobility by increasing availability to meet peak-demand workloads. The
    QLogic 2600 Series includes support for advanced features such as virtual
    Fibre Channel (vFC) in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V and uniquely provides
    dynamic setting of fine-grained Quality of Service (QoS) on a per VM
    basis.
    
  *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. The
    QConvergeConsole is integrated in VMware vCenter. In addition to managing
    the QLogic adapters, it simplifies the physical and logical topology
    mapping of the entire virtual SAN.
    
  *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.
    
  *Pervasive Interoperability: QLogic solutions are tested and interoperable
    with more than 10,000 industry products. QLogic'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 (including KVM), Solaris and Citrix XenServer. The
    2600 Series shares the same Fibre Channel stack with the millions of
    QLogic 8Gb and 4Gb Fibre Channel adapter ports already installed in
    enterprises around the globe.

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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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