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QLogic Delivers 16Gb Gen 5 Fibre Channel Connectivity for EMC VNX Hybrid Flash Storage Arrays

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., April 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC), a leading supplier of high performance network infrastructure solutions, today announced that its 16Gb Gen 5 Fibre Channel technology is now available to order for EMC's latest VNX® Series hybrid flash storage arrays. The collaboration between QLogic and EMC enables new levels of application performance, storage efficiency, and data availability for EMC customers.

The EMC VNX Series is designed to deliver no-compromises economics while balancing the performance, reliability and scalability requirements of virtualized data centers with a unified storage platform that supports both block and file storage. The combination of QLogic's market-leading Fibre Channel technology with the popular EMC® VNX Series allows organizations to address their evolving data center needs with proven, reliable storage solutions for today and tomorrow.

"Continued advancements in the EMC VNX Series and the addition of QLogic Gen 5 technology provide customers with robust scalability, performance headroom and investment protection in their storage infrastructure," said Vikram Karvat, vice president of products, marketing and planning, QLogic. "QLogic Gen 5 Fibre Channel technology complements the EMC VNX Series hybrid flash array capabilities with leading edge performance for today's advanced computing environments and allows customers to accelerate time-to-deployment."

"EMC VNX Series storage arrays allow organizations to make the most of their infrastructure," said Jon Siegal, vice president, core technologies, EMC Corporation. "Combined with QLogic Gen 5 Fibre Channel connectivity, VNX solutions provide the enterprise-class reliability and performance needed to satisfy the demanding requirements of both physical and virtual data center workloads."

QLogic Gen 5 Fibre Channel solutions 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. QLogic Gen 5 Fibre Channel solutions eliminate throughput bottlenecks from host to storage, giving EMC users unprecedented application performance and optimum I/O. 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 – 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 its server and storage networking solutions. For more information, visit www.qlogic.com.

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