QLogic Provides 10Gb Ethernet Connectivity Across IBM Server Product Lines

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., June 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- QLogic (Nasdaq:QLGC), a leading supplier of high-performance network infrastructure solutions, today announced IBM is shipping QLogic® NetXtreme® II 10Gb Ethernet (10GbE) adapters on IBM Power Systems. These are the first 10GBASE-T adapters for IBM Power System servers. With this launch QLogic Ethernet solutions, including a combination of FlexSuite™ and NetXtreme II products, are now present across IBM's entire portfolio of System x, Power System and System z servers. This makes QLogic the most comprehensive supplier of 10GbE solutions for all IBM server platforms.

"QLogic Ethernet products are now offered across the breadth of IBM's server portfolio, ranging from the very high-end, mission-critical systems to blades and scale-out infrastructure," said Vikram Karvat, vice president of marketing, QLogic. "IBM and QLogic have a longstanding history of delivering high-performance networking solutions to our customers, and the addition of our NetXtreme II products to our existing lineup of 10GbE offerings will certainly expand this relationship even further."

Available in 10GBASE-T or SFP+ versions, QLogic 10GbE adapters are critical for achieving desired levels of performance and consolidation for cloud computing, convergence and data-intensive application environments such as video and social media content. By delivering full backward-compatibility with an installed base of millions of 1GbE twisted pair switch ports, QLogic 10GBASE-T adapters makes it easy for organizations to migrate seamlessly to 10GbE networks. For applications that require leading-edge networking performance, QLogic NetXtreme II SFP+ low-profile adapters are the logical choice, combining advanced, multiprotocol offload technologies with standard Ethernet functionality. Available in a wide variety of form factors, QLogic 10GbE adapters are ideal for current and future IBM network deployments.

Why QLogic?

The most advanced networks demand sophisticated capabilities, and for 20 years QLogic has consistently delivered performance, innovation, flexibility, reliability and control for these environments. Breakthrough application performance gives customers faster time-to-data. Innovation delivers new capabilities, greater efficiency and maximum performance. Unprecedented flexibility connects mission-critical applications to any storage network. Reliability is backed by the highest mean-time-between-failure and the industry's only five-year warranties, and robust infrastructure management capabilities put network controls in the hands of customers.

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