QLogic Powers Fujitsu ETERNUS for Next-Generation 16Gb Fibre Channel High Performance Storage Solutions

QLogic Powers Fujitsu ETERNUS for Next-Generation 16Gb Fibre Channel High
Performance Storage Solutions

QLogic FlexSuite Technology Enables Fujitsu to Accelerate Development and
Time-to-Market

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., March 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- QLogic (Nasdaq:QLGC),
the market share leader in Fibre Channel adapters, today announced that its
FlexSuite™ technology has been embedded and is now shipping in Fujitsu ETERNUS
disk storage systems. QLogic® FlexSuite technology enables Fujitsu to leverage
a multi-protocol converged storage platform to deliver high-performance 16Gb
Fibre Channel storage solutions.

"QLogic has enabled Fujitsu to ship 16Gb Fibre Channel using the latest QLogic
FlexSuite multi-protocol technology," said Amit Vashi, vice president of
marketing, Host Solutions Group, QLogic. "QLogic's investments in this
versatile I/O controller and accelerated target-mode development processes
enable storage customers to deliver early-to-market, end-to-end,
high-performance, multi-protocol connectivity solutions for next-generation
data centers that are secure and highly reliable."

QLogic 16Gb Fibre Channel adapters deliver twice the throughput and three
times the transaction speeds of previous-generation 8Gb Fibre Channel products
while maintaining backward-compatibility with 8Gb and 4Gb Fibre Channel
investments.

"QLogic is a longstanding, trusted provider of high performance Fibre Channel
and Ethernet connectivity solutions for Fujitsu storage systems that span over
six generations of products," said Yasuhiro Arikawa, senior vice president,
Storage Systems Unit, Fujitsu Limited. "By standardizing on the QLogic
FlexSuite technology, and leveraging QLogic's accelerated target mode
development platform, we have reduced our development cycles and gained a
time-to-market advantage. This advantage allows us to deliver storage
solutions that address the high performance storage virtualization market
requirements of the next-generation data center."

The QLogic FlexSuite technology offers storage OEM partners:

Flexibility and Accelerated Time-to-Market

  *A common, multi-protocol hardware platform accelerates time-to-market
    through a highly leveraged, single development and qualification cycle for
    16Gb Fibre Channel, 10Gb FCoE and 10Gb/1Gb iSCSI.
  *QLogic application programming interface (API) that is identical to
    previous-generation 8Gb Fibre Channel and 10Gb Ethernet controllers
    provides OEM software teams with an easy migration path to next-generation
    speeds and offers the flexibility to leverage existing software
    investments to deliver next-generation storage appliances.
  *QLogic's target mode development kit enables storage OEMs to develop
    custom boards as well as drivers without significant incremental
    investments in software development and testing. The QLogic development
    kit consists of documentation to develop hardware and software, reference
    driver source code across popular operating system environments including
    FreeBSD, Linux SCST, Target Core Module - Linux-iSCSI.org (TCM/LIO) and
    Solaris Comstar, as well as diagnostic and manufacturing tools.

Unique Capabilities for Target Mode Deployments

  *Full offloads for all block storage protocols (Fibre Channel, FCoE and
    iSCSI)
  *Concurrent FCoE and iSCSI operation on the same physical port
  *T10-PI support, an increasingly important requirement among storage
    vendors for ensuring data integrity from host to storage media
  *A programmable architecture that allows for feature customization and
    performance optimizations tuned for the OEM partner
  *Capability to enable extended logins and exchanges that are more than
    twice those being offered by QLogic's nearest competitor
  *Online field debugging tools such as enhanced Hardware Assist Firmware
    Tracing (eHAFT) to enable higher up-time

High Availability Architecture

QLogic's unique port-level isolation architecture adds an additional layer of
reliability and security with each port having its own set of processors,
memory and firmware resources, ensuring that if one port should encounter
issues, the second, isolated port continues to function securely and without
interruption. This allows Fujitsu ETERNUS storage systems to deliver secure,
deterministically predictive and scalable performance that is ideal for
enterprise customers.

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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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