QLogic 16Gb Gen 5 Fibre Channel and 10Gb Ethernet Technologies Power High-Bandwidth Applications

QLogic 16Gb Gen 5 Fibre Channel and 10Gb Ethernet Technologies Power
High-Bandwidth Applications

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ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Sept. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- QLogic (Nasdaq:QLGC),
the industry leader in Fibre Channel adapters, today announced its new 16Gb
Gen 5 Fibre Channel and 10Gb Ethernet (10GbE) adapters for HP ProLiant
Generation 8 (Gen8) server blades and HP ProLiant DL and HP ProLiant SL
servers. The QLogic-designed adapters complement HP Converged Infrastructure
by delivering high-performance, flexible, efficient storage networking
connectivity that simplifies the data center environment.

The HP QMH2672 16Gb Fibre Channel HBA for HP BladeSystem c-Class is based on
QLogic Gen 5 Fibre Channel technology and is designed to tackle high
bandwidth, I/O-intensive applications, such as virtualization, media
streaming, backup and recovery, data warehousing and online transaction
processing. The HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 526FLR-SFP+ Adapter for HP ProLiant
DL and HP ProLiant SL servers leverages QLogic's battle-hardened driver stack
to run simultaneous, multi-protocol (10GbE, FCoE or iSCSI) traffic on the same
hardware in 10Gb converged Ethernet environments.

"QLogic and HP have worked closely together on Fibre Channel solutions for
well over a decade," said Amit Vashi, vice president of products, technology
and planning, QLogic. "HP customers can now take advantage of QLogic's Gen 5
Fibre Channel and 10GbE high-bandwidth connectivity options to support more
virtual machines, achieve improved application performance^1 and drive greater
consolidation within the data center."

The FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 526FLR-SFP+ Adapter for HP ProLiant DL and HP
ProLiant SL servers and the HP QMH2672 16Gb Fibre Channel HBA for HP
BladeSystem c-Class are the latest offerings in an extensive QLogic portfolio
of 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); and Fibre Channel switches, modules, ASIC
and adapter solutions to help HP deliver Converged Infrastructure solutions to
HP customers.

The QLogic technology behind the HP QMH2672 16Gb Fibre Channel HBA for HP
BladeSystem c-Class and HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 526FLR-SFP+ Adapter for HP
ProLiant DL and HP ProLiant SL servers consist of several compelling
attributes:

  *The Ultimate in Performance: QLogic Gen 5 Fibre Channel technology handles
    three times the transactions (1.2 Million IOPs^1) and double the
    throughput (6000 MBps) compared to 8Gb Fibre Channel, dramatically
    increasing application performance and cutting backup times in half^2. The
    HP QMH2672 16Gb Fibre Channel HBA for HP BladeSystem c-Class is 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 adapter to offer secure, deterministically predictive and
    scalable-port performance.
    
  *Optimized for Virtualization: The HP QMH2672 16Gb Fibre Channel HBA for HP
    BladeSystem c-Class and HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 526FLR-SFP+ Adapter for
    HP ProLiant DL servers and HP ProLiant SL servers provide a scalable
    architecture and full offload capabilities with increased bandwidth
    allocation to each virtual machine (VM). These adapters further enhance VM
    mobility by increasing availability to meet peak-demand workloads.
    
  *Leadership, Confidence and Trust: The underlying QLogic Fibre Channel
    stack is proven in more than 14 million ports shipped to enterprise data
    centers around the world.
    
  *Pervasive Interoperability: QLogic-designed 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. The HP QMH2672 16Gb Fibre Channel HBA
    for HP BladeSystem c-Class and HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 526FLR-SFP+
    Adapter for HP ProLiant DL and HP ProLiant SL servers share the same Fibre
    Channel stack with millions of QLogic 8Gb and 4Gb Fibre Channel adapter
    ports already installed in enterprises around the globe.

^1 "QLogic 2600 Series 16Gb Gen 5 FC HBAs Double Performance and Flexibility,"
QLogic White Paper
^2 "Industry 8Gb / 16Gb Fibre Channel HBA Evaluation," by Demartek, December
2012

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QLogic – the Ultimate in Performance

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

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         QLogic Corporation
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         QLogic Corporation
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         jean.hu@qlogic.com
 
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