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EMC Qualifies QLogic

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. -- QLogic Corp. (NasdaqGS:QLGC - News), the leader in Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs), stackable switches and blade server switches, today announced that EMC Corporation will expand its resale of QLogic(r) Network Platform products to include the new QLogic SANbox(r) 6142 intelligent storage router, which is now available through the EMC(r) Select Program. This program enables customers to purchase best-in-class information infrastructure components directly from EMC and its partners. In addition to the SANbox 6142, selected QLogic host bus adapters and switches are also offered through the EMC Select Program.

The SANbox 6142, qualified as EMC E-Lab(tm) Tested with EMC CLARiiON(r) networked storage systems, features SmartWrite wide area network (WAN) optimization technology. It offers high performance for long haul replication applications using EMC MirrorView and EMC SAN Copy software. This makes it an ideal fit in business continuity and disaster recovery solutions requiring remote mirroring of data.

``By offering innovative EMC E-Lab Tested products like the QLogic SANbox 6142 storage router, we are able to give our customers proven tools for effective data management and protection,'' said Sean Kinney, Director of EMC Select. ``The SANbox 6142 provides an optimized solution for our current EMC MirrorView and EMC SAN Copy users. The addition of this router to EMC Select makes it easier for our customers to acquire qualified partner technologies in order to develop and deploy end-to-end business continuity solutions.''

EMC Corp. (NYSE: EMC)

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