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Over 70 QLogic Ethernet and Fibre Channel I/O Connectivity Solutions Being Deployed for Servers Based on the New Intel(R) Xeon(R) Processor Family

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Sept. 30, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC), a leading supplier of high-performance network infrastructure solutions, today announced a comprehensive suite of connectivity solutions for next-generation servers based on the new Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3 product family. Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors provide leadership performance for compute, storage and network workloads with a 300 percent performance increase over previous versions. More than 70 QLogic® Fibre Channel, 10Gb Ethernet (10GbE) and converged network solutions will be deployed with the world's top server manufacturers on these platforms. QLogic has one of the broadest I/O footprints across the industry, offering end-users the widest range of high-performance networking options available for servers based on Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors.

A market leader in data center I/O connectivity solutions, QLogic provides high-performance, scalability and efficiency for servers leveraging the Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 product family. And like Intel's new processor family, QLogic adapters are designed to support the increased scalability and I/O capacity demands created by modern computing environments.

"Enterprise IT virtualization, big data, and hyper-scale computing are putting increased strain on compute and storage resources," said Vikram Karvat, vice president of marketing, QLogic. "And as Intel develops improved processors to address these trends, QLogic has developed advanced I/O solutions to take advantage of the capabilities in these processors to maximize overall platform performance. We are seeing significant growth in Gen 5 Fibre Channel and 10Gb Ethernet attach-rates since the release of the new Intel Xeon processor family."

QLogic Gen 5 Fibre Channel Adapters: Greater Security, Reliability and Scalability

QLogic Gen 5 Fibre Channel adapters are designed to tackle high bandwidth, I/O-intensive applications, such as virtualization, streaming media, online transaction processing, big data analytics and data warehousing where reliability is critical. The underlying driver stack in QLogic Gen 5 Fibre Channel technology is proven in more than 15 million ports shipped to enterprise data centers around the world.

The QLogic dual-port ASIC is designed with the company's unique multi-port traffic isolation feature for greater reliability and security on dual-port models. This unique architecture, with complete on-chip CPU and memory isolation across both ports of the adapter, ensures that if one port should encounter issues, the second, isolated port will continue to function securely and without interruption. With two independent channels, I/O imbalances, error recovery or firmware updates on one port do not impact the second port. This enables the adapter to offer secure, deterministically predictive and scalable port performance and increased reliability. This is essential for enterprise data centers—assuring the highest levels of availability for mission-critical applications.

QLogic 10Gb Ethernet: Performance with Flexibility

By delivering wire-speed 10GbE performance with low CPU utilization, QLogic 10GbE adapters excel in modern computing environments. Featuring multiple protocol offload and concurrent LAN (TCP/IP) and SAN (FCoE, iSCSI) protocol processing over a shared 10GbE link, QLogic 10GbE adapters offer maximum flexibility. Ultra-low CPU utilization frees up server cycles for business-critical applications and the increased mobility of virtual machines (VMs).

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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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