QLogic First to Deliver Fully Offloaded, Multiprotocol Adapters With PCIe 3.0 Support for New Intel(R) Xeon(R) Processor E5-2600

QLogic First to Deliver Fully Offloaded, Multiprotocol Adapters With PCIe 3.0
Support for New Intel(R) Xeon(R) Processor E5-2600 v2 Product Family

Award-Winning QLogic FlexSuite Adapters Provide Newest Intel Platform With
Superior I/O Performance, Full Hardware Offloads and Exceptional Reliability

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Sept. 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- QLogic (Nasdaq:QLGC),
the industry leader in Fibre Channel adapters, today announced that its
award-winningFlexSuite adapters are the first to provide fully offloaded,
multiprotocol support with PCI Express 3.0 (PCIe 3.0) for the new Intel® Xeon®
Processor E5-2600/1600 v2 Product Family (formerly code named Ivy Town).
QLogic® FlexSuite™ adapters and the Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600/1600 v2
Product Family complement each other with mutual support for PCIe 3.0. PCIe
3.0 provides twice the bandwidth of PCIe 2.0, allowing QLogic's robust 16Gb
Gen 5 Fibre Channel and 10Gb Ethernet (10GbE) Converged Network Adapters to
fulfill the storage I/O demands of modern data centers driven by increasing
virtualization density, cloud environments and emerging flash cache solutions
in servers, arrays and appliances.

QLogic FlexSuite dual personality—Gen 5 Fibre Channel and 10GbE Converged
Network—adapters offer a number of key features for servers based on the Intel
Xeon Processor E5-2600/1600 v2 Product Family. QLogic FlexSuite 2600 Series
Gen 5 Fibre Channel adapters and 8300 Series Converged Network Adapters
feature QLogic's unique port-level isolation architecture. Port-level
isolation adds an additional layer of reliability and security, ensuring that
if one port should encounter issues, the second, isolated port will continue
to function securely and without interruption. FlexSuite adapters are
architected with two independent channels, so that I/O imbalances, error
recovery or firmware updates on one port do not impact the other port. This
enables the adapter to offer secure, deterministically predictive and scalable
port performance and increased reliability.

QLogic FlexSuite 8300 Series Converged Network Adapters are the first in the
industry to support simultaneous, multiprotocol (TCP, FCoE or iSCSI) traffic
for servers based on the Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600/1600 v2 Product Family
and the PCIe 3.0 bus architecture. The 8300 Series is also the first fully
offloaded, multiprotocol adapter to support SR-IOV with PCIe 3.0. SR-IOV
allows for multiple guest operating systems to simultaneously share access of
an I/O device without having to rely on assistance from the software
hypervisor, enabling greater scalability for multitenant environments.

"The Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600/1600 v2 Product Family moves enterprises,
cloud service providers, technical computing centers and other organizations
toward operational excellence," said Jim Pappas, director of Initiative
Marketing, Intel Corporation. "Combined with solutions optimized for this new
platform, such as QLogic FlexSuite adapters with PCIe 3.0 support, the Intel
Xeon Processor E5-2600/1600 v2 Product Family allows organizations to deploy
secure, private clouds with platform and data protection, and efficiently
handle big data workloads."

"Intel has enabled the next generation of I/O performance in virtualized
environments with the Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600/1600 v2 Product Family and
its ability to fully exploit PCIe 3.0, while eliminating a number of I/O
bottlenecks," said Amit Vashi, vice president of products, technology and
planning, QLogic. "QLogic FlexSuite dual personality adapters are engineered
to fully capitalize on this new Intel platform in Fibre Channel and 10Gb
Ethernet environments by balancing the computational ability of the Intel Xeon
Processor E5-2600/1600 v2 Product Family with superior I/O scalability,
yielding exceptional application performance."

QLogic FlexSuite dual-personality adapters provide superior real-world
performance in application workload environments. The QLogic FlexSuite high
availability ASIC architecture with complete port-level isolation across its
dual-port architecture allows for scaling beyond QLogic's nearest rival's
shared architecture approach. Each port on the QLogic adapter is able to
achieve full line-rate performance, independent of the activity of the other
port. The QLogic adapter scales as outstanding I/Os increase, while the
competitor's adapter experiences a decrease in throughput due to its less
scalable architecture. For more details and an illustration on how QLogic
delivers superior I/O performance in virtualized environments, click here.

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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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