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QLogic Enables End-to-End 16Gb Gen 5 Fibre Channel Connectivity Across Huawei Server and Storage Product Portfolio

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Jan. 8, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- QLogic (Nasdaq:QLGC), the industry leader in Fibre Channel adapters, today announced that its award-winning FlexSuiteTM technology is the exclusive 16Gb Gen 5 Fibre Channel connectivity solution for Huawei OceanStor storage systems. The addition of QLogic® Gen 5 connectivity enables Huawei customers to deploy end-to-end Gen 5 storage area networks (SANs) in combination with Huawei RH Series rack servers and X Series data center servers, also powered by QLogic FlexSuite technology. Continued collaboration between QLogic and Huawei demonstrates an ongoing commitment to meet enterprise-class server and storage requirements created by performance-intensive enterprise applications and advanced computing platforms.

"Huawei offers a diverse portfolio of OceanStor solutions that provides high-performance, highly reliable and scalable storage for high-availability clustering, big data and cloud storage environments," said Fan Ruiqi, president of Huawei Storage Product Line. "With end-to-end Gen 5 Fibre Channel connectivity from QLogic, we can deliver high bandwidth server and storage networking solutions that can meet the demanding requirements of performance-intensive applications in today's enterprise."

"QLogic continues to expand its presence in China, and our level of collaboration with Huawei," said Vikram Karvat, vice president of products, marketing and planning, QLogic. "Gen 5 adoption continues to ramp across the industry and QLogic Gen 5 Fibre Channel solutions provide the resiliency and performance that allow Huawei customers to speed up time-to-deployment and more easily manage their OceanStor storage solutions in today's advanced computing environments."

Huawei Gen 5 Fibre Channel solutions, powered by QLogic, are designed to tackle high-bandwidth, I/O-intensive applications where reliability is critical. Gen 5 Fibre Channel connectivity also allows enterprises to improve price-performance, reduce power consumption-per-gigabit and support more virtual machines per server. Huawei Gen 5 Fibre Channel solutions eliminate throughput bottlenecks from host to storage, giving Huawei users unprecedented application performance and optimum I/O for advanced computing environments. All QLogic Gen 5 Fibre Channel solutions are backward-compatible with 8Gb and 4Gb Fibre Channel networks, providing investment protection for existing Fibre Channel SAN infrastructure.

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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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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