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QLogic Demonstrates End-to-End 100Gb Ethernet Networks With Dell

LAS VEGAS, April 28, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC), a leading supplier of high performance network infrastructure solutions, today announced that it is collaborating with Dell to demonstrate end-to-end 100Gb Ethernet (100GbE) networking solutions. The platform combines Dell's new Z9100 100GbE switches, Dell Storage arrays and Dell PowerEdge servers equipped with QLogic® next-generation Ethernet adapters. Supporting 25/50/100Gb port speeds, these QLogic Ethernet adapters are able to address all next-generation server and storage to top-of-rack connectivity requirements in the data center.

The live demonstration is running at Las Vegas Interop from April 28 through April 30 at Dell exhibit #1827. QLogic will showcase additional information on adapter technology at booth #2055.

"This 100GbE demonstration is a major industry milestone, marking an entirely new generation of networking solutions that can deliver performance vastly superior compared to what data centers are using today," said Manoj Gujral, vice president, marketing, Ethernet Products, QLogic. "QLogic next-generation adapters will provide 25GbE, 50GbE and 100GbE performance, which represents a radical improvement in value for the IT manager."

"We're incredibly excited to be demonstrating 100Gb Ethernet at Interop with QLogic," said Arpit Joshipura, vice president, product strategy and management, Dell Networking. "Our collaboration with QLogic, as well as its innovation around the next-generation of Ethernet solutions, not only fuels this demonstration, but also showcases our efforts to provide the technology the market demands."

QLogic 25Gb and 100Gb Ethernet are complementary interconnect technologies for the next-generation data center. Both specifications leverage a common 25Gbps per-lane signaling scheme, with 25GbE utilizing one lane and 100GbE utilizing four lanes. 100Gb Ethernet is a released IEEE standard today; 25Gb Ethernet is an emerging standard, initiated via the 25 Gigabit Ethernet Consortium and now an approved project within the IEEE (802.3by). 25Gb Ethernet provides 2.5X the performance of 10Gb Ethernet (10GbE) on a single lane of copper making it a cost-effective upgrade to 10GbE infrastructure, while 100Gb Ethernet provides the absolute highest performance for the most demanding applications.

QLogic Ethernet Adapter Solutions: High Performance with Flexibility

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

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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