QLogic to Present Solutions and Strategies for I/O Virtualization and Convergence on 10Gb Ethernet Networks

QLogic to Present Solutions and Strategies for I/O Virtualization and
Convergence on 10Gb Ethernet Networks

ADVISORY, April 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

WHO:   QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC), a global leader and technology innovator in
       high performance networking.
      
       QLogic will present at the Ethernet Technology Summit, the only Silicon
       Valley conference and exhibition featuring the latest advances in
       Ethernet networking. QLogic experts will provide attendees with insight
WHAT:  and practical information on the current state of Ethernet with
       presentations covering convergence over Ethernet, integration of 16Gb
       Fibre Channel and 10Gb Ethernet (10GbE) into current infrastructures,
       and new advances in I/O virtualization. QLogic speakers and topics
       include:
      
       * Parag Mehta, senior director of product marketing, will discuss
       "Convergence Over Ethernet—Today and Beyond" on Thursday, April 4 at
       8:30 a.m. Organizations are moving toward convergence where storage
       traffic is the leading application. Most commonly seen in blade server
       and top-of-rack deployments, Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) is
      becoming increasingly popular. Going forward, organizations will need
       FCoE fabrics to scale out, and end-to-end service-level agreements will
       be required. Tomorrow's converged networks will allow for larger FCoE
       switched fabrics and will accommodate point-to-point and
       point-to-multipoint communications. Attendees will learn how recent and
       upcoming advances in Ethernet capabilities will lead to new classes of
       service and increased convergence.
      
       * QLogic senior manager Shawn Fitzgerald will discuss "Innovating at
       the Network Edge—Integrating 16Gb Fibre Channel and 10GbE Technologies
       with Current Infrastructure" on Wednesday, April 3 at 9:50 a.m. While
       virtualization provides many benefits, virtual deployment workloads
       have been increasing the demands placed on the network I/O
       infrastructure, which can significantly impact system and application
      performance. To address performance demands, 16Gb Fibre Channel and/or
       10GbE converged network adapters can provide the required capability
       within the network. Vendors will be offering flexibility in the various
       methods of storage network implementation to provide investment
       protection and the ability to move directly to the latest technology
       platforms. This session will help attendees understand their choices
       and options to meet the increasing demands for I/O connectivity.
      
       * Fitzgerald will also lend his expertise on "Advances in I/O
       Virtualization—Addressing the Challenges of Virtualized Server, Network
       and Storage Infrastructures" on Wednesday, April 3 at 3:10 p.m.
       Fitzgerald will present an overview of the architecture issues
       introduced by implementing virtualization technologies within the data
      center. Attendees will learn about the requirements for and benefits of
       solutions such as Virtual Ethernet Bridging, Single-Root I/O
       Virtualization and Virtual Ethernet Port Aggregation. These solutions
       provide per-VM traffic visibility, improved bandwidth utilization and
       simplified management. Simple use cases will illustrate typical
       deployments of these technologies in virtualized data center
       environments.
      
WHEN:  Tuesday, April 2 through Thursday, April 4
      
WHERE: Ethernet Technology Summit
      Santa Clara Marriott
      Santa Clara, California

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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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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
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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.

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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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