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QLogic Collaborates With Lenovo on Global Enterprise Briefing Center Initiative

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., April 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC), a leading supplier of high performance network infrastructure solutions, today announced it has teamed with Lenovo to enhance Lenovo's inaugural Enterprise Briefing Center in Research Triangle Park, N.C. The two companies are collaborating on other centers, which will be announced later this year. The world-class Enterprise Briefing Centers allow IT professionals to connect with Lenovo experts in comfortable, interactive environments that encourage two-way discussions based on customized agendas and explore dynamic display areas featuring the latest Lenovo products and solutions.

The leading I/O provider for the centers, QLogic is able to demonstrate to Lenovo end-users how its portfolio of high performance Ethernet and Fibre Channel solutions enriches Lenovo's latest server and storage offerings with robust features and excellent I/O performance. The latest collaboration between QLogic and Lenovo demonstrates an ongoing commitment to provide true enterprise-class storage and server performance to growing IT markets around the globe. Flex System Intel processor-based compute nodes from Lenovo ship with QLogic® 10GbE technology and Lenovo's ThinkServer product family incorporates QLogic's award-winning FlexSuiteTM 2600 Series 16Gb Gen 5 Fibre Channel adapters.

"The Lenovo Enterprise Briefing Centers will provide us with valuable exposure to Lenovo's key end-user customers," said Tony Carrozza, senior vice president of sales, QLogic. "This allows us to strengthen our brand around the globe and educate users on the value of implementing the right I/O solutions to maximize IT investments and overall performance."

"QLogic is a key I/O provider and go-to-market partner for Lenovo," said Doug Baldwin, director, Enterprise Briefing Centers, Lenovo. "By providing a broad portfolio of Fibre Channel and Ethernet connectivity solutions for our Enterprise Briefing Centers, the QLogic partnership allows us to showcase Lenovo server and storage solutions that are fully optimized for real-world application scenarios."

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 – 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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