QLogic Receives NetApp Professional Services Winner's Circle Award

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Nov. 26, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC), a leading supplier of high performance network infrastructure solutions, today announced it has received the NetApp Professional Services "Winner's Circle Award."

QLogic recently deployed NetApp clustered Data ONTAP® which provides the foundation for a fully non-disruptive operation by enabling the QLogic® IT organization to dynamically move workloads between storage tiers and devices without impact to production. By leveraging Data ONTAP and its high performance Network File System environment as a foundation, QLogic has built a platform for accelerating large electronic design automation simulations for ASIC designs.

"Like all IT organizations, we are always trying to do more with less," said Mark Dargitz, senior director of IT, QLogic. "We needed to scale and build an internal environment for new engineers. By working with NetApp Professional Services and Trace3 to implement a clustered Data ONTAP solution, we were able to leverage our existing NetApp infrastructure and empower the entire enterprise with the ability to access all data in a high performance fashion."

"With NetApp clustered Data ONTAP, QLogic can now sustain completely non-disruptive operations and optimization procedures including future hardware scale-out," said Nathan Moffitt, director, Storage Platform Marketing, NetApp. "The clustered Data ONTAP architecture with Quality of Service and load balancing provides the necessary flexibility to dynamically apply available IOPs to mission-critical workloads where they are most needed."

Over the years, NetApp and QLogic have collaborated to deliver innovative storage and data management solutions to the marketplace. This year, QLogic announced that its FlexSuite™ technology is providing exclusive multiprotocol connectivity for NetApp's next-generation storage arrays. QLogic FlexSuite technology enables NetApp customers to select their storage protocol of choice through a simple field upgrade, and allows for future transitions to alternative I/O options. Using QLogic's multiprotocol technology, NetApp's FAS8000 unified scale-out storage systems and second-generation Universal Target Adapters (UTA2) now support Fibre Channel, Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), iSCSI, Network File System (NFS), and Common Internet File System (CIFS) on a single wire.

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, and robust infrastructure management capabilities put network controls in the hands of customers.

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