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QLogic to Demonstrate End-to-End 25Gb, 50Gb and 100Gb Networking With HP at Interop Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, April 28, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (Interop) -- QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC), a leading supplier of high performance network infrastructure solutions, announces it will demonstrate end-to-end 25/50/100Gb Ethernet networking solutions with HP at Interop® Las Vegas. This technology demonstration features HP ProLiant Gen9 servers with next-generation Ethernet adapters from HP based upon QLogic® controllers, along with next-generation switching from HP Networking enabled by Broadcom StrataXGS® Tomahawk™. The combination of QLogic and HP technology supporting 25/50/100Gb port speed, addresses server and storage to top-of-rack connectivity requirements in the next-generation data center.

The demonstration will run at Interop Las Vegas from April 28 through April 30, 2015 at the HP Networking booth # 1527. QLogic will also be showcasing additional adapter technology at booth #2055.

"25Gb, 50Gb and 100Gb Ethernet represent an entirely new generation of networking solutions that will deliver immeasurably superior performance compared to what data centers are using today," said Manoj Gujral, vice president, marketing, Ethernet Products, QLogic. "Working with HP not only allows us to demonstrate these solutions, but also aligns with our initiative to promote 25/50/100Gb Ethernet as the emerging protocol of choice for data centers."

By demonstrating high performance Ethernet with low CPU utilization, QLogic adapters excel in virtualized environments. The next-generation Ethernet offerings deliver industry leading NIC and offload performance, including support for RoCE v1 and v2. These converged adapters feature multiple protocol offload and concurrent LAN (TCP/IP) and SAN (FCoE, iSCSI) processing over a single Ethernet connection. Ultra-low CPU utilization frees up server cycles for business-critical applications and the increased mobility of virtual machines (VMs).

"Customers continue to look for ways to improve service efficiencies, and reduce complexity, by converging fabrics such as storage, virtual machine traffic and low latency RDMA on a single fabric," said McLeod Glass, vice president, ProLiant Rack and Tower Product Management, HP. "Working with QLogic, today we are able to fully showcase an end-to-end solution with next-generation adapters, switching technology and HP ProLiant Gen9 servers."

Product availability for the above products is not being announced at this time. We hope to see you at Interop. Please stop by our booths to see the demonstration.

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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