QLogic and Dell Deliver Certified 10Gb Ethernet Converged Networking Solutions for Multi-Vendor Server Platforms

QLogic and Dell Deliver Certified 10Gb Ethernet Converged Networking Solutions
for Multi-Vendor Server Platforms

QLogic Converged Network Adapters Provide Dell's Newest Switch Optimum
Performance in Converged and Highly Virtualized Network Environments

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Sept. 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- QLogic (Nasdaq:QLGC),
the industry leader in Fibre Channel adapters, today announced that its
converged network adapters (CNAs) have been certified and recommended for use
with Dell Networking modular unified storage switches. The underlying QLogic
Fibre Channel stack in QLogic® CNAs is proven in more than 14 million ports
shipped to enterprise data centers around the world, which allows QLogic and
Dell to provide pervasive interoperability with the world's leading server
platforms.

"The evolution of the data center has placed a premium on performance, choice
and flexibility, and these are core values prominent across the QLogic
portfolio," said Amit Vashi, vice president of products, technology and
planning, QLogic. "Our long-time partnership with Dell, and in particular the
combination of QLogic 10Gb Ethernet (10GbE) CNAs and Dell Networking modular
switches, gives our customers choice and flexibility, as well as the ultimate
in performance and value."

For IT organizations, one of the most important initiatives to meet the goal
of maximizing storage and data network resources is the consolidation of
server I/O. One converged network optimized for both LAN and SAN traffic
reduces deployment and operational costs, while significantly improving an IT
organization's ability to respond to dynamic business needs.

"A critical part of enabling customers to accelerate migration to advanced
platforms is simplifying the technology delivering the fabric," said Arpit
Joshipura, vice president, product management and marketing, Dell Networking.
"By working with strategic partners such as QLogic, we're able to provide our
mutual customers a highly advanced Dell Active Fabric solution that boosts the
performance of consolidated I/O traffic and improves the economics of a
converged data center—all while simplifying operations and management."

Specifically, QLogic 8200 Series and 8300 Series CNAs are now certified with
Dell Networking S5000 modular unified storage switches. The Dell Networking
S5000 is Dell's first fully modular, converged top-of-rack switch,
specifically designed to maximize compute and storage network resources in a
converged data center environment. QLogic 10GbE CNAs are an ideal connectivity
choice, providing leading flexibility, performance and functionality while
simultaneously supporting storage and data network traffic. Deployed together,
QLogic 10GbE CNAs and Dell Networking switches deliver high-density LAN and
SAN convergence and feature-rich storage networking with a future-proof design
for maximum investment protection. QLogic 10GbE CNAs support simultaneous data
(TCP/IP) and storage (FCoE and iSCSI) protocols. The ability to support
multiple protocols simultaneously on the same hardware offers multi-tenancy
flexibility, which is ideal for private and public cloud environments.
High-performance QLogic 10GbE CNAs are also optimized for virtualized
environments that require excellent I/O performance to service growing numbers
of virtual machines.

The Dell Networking S5000 modular switch provides complete support for iSCSI,
RoCE, NAS, FCoE and native Fibre Channel, all on the same platform, delivering
greater deployment flexibility and IT budget savings compared to fixed-port
switches. The unique modular design enables migration to a converged solution
at the pace of each end-user, plus increased port counts without replacing the
entire switch. The S5000 hardware is future-proofed to support newer features
and options when released without needing to sacrifice existing infrastructure
investments.

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.

Disclaimer – Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains statements relating to future results of the
company (including certain beliefs and projections regarding business and
market trends) that are "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are
subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ
materially from those projected or implied in the forward-looking statements.
The company advises readers that these potential risks and uncertainties
include, but are not limited to: unfavorable economic conditions; potential
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 ability to attract and retain key personnel; 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; sales fluctuations arising from
customer transitions to new products; seasonal fluctuations and uneven sales
patterns in orders from customers; a reduction in sales efforts by current
distributors; changes in the company's tax provisions or adverse outcomes
resulting from examination of its income tax returns; international economic,
currency, regulatory, political and other risks; facilities of the company and
its suppliers and customers are located in areas subject to natural disasters;
the ability to protect proprietary rights; the ability to satisfactorily
resolve any infringement claims; uncertain benefits from strategic business
combinations, acquisitions and divestitures; declines in the market value of
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;
system security risks, data protection breaches and cyber-attacks; and the
company's ability to borrow under its credit agreement is subject to certain
covenants.

More detailed information on these and additional factors which could affect
the company's operating and financial results are described in the company's
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new information, future events or otherwise.

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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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