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FalconStor Certifies QLogic Adapters

MELVILLE, N.Y. and ALISO VIEJO, Calif. -- FalconStor Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC), the premier provider of TOTALLY Open data protection solutions, and QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC), a leader in networking for storage and high performance computing (HPC), today announced that FalconStor has certified QLogic® 8Gb Fibre Channel adapters and SANbox® switches for use with the FalconStor® Virtual Tape Library (VTL), FalconStor Continuous Data Protector™ (CDP), and FalconStor Network Storage Server (NSS) solutions, to deliver enhanced performance and scalability of FalconStor storage virtualization, data protection, and disaster recovery solutions.

Adding support for the QLogic 8Gb Fibre Channel infrastructure reiterates the FalconStor Software commitment to deliver highly integrated and TOTALLY Open solutions. Thanks to rigorous testing for complete interoperability, mutual customers can now easily and affordably deploy QLogic 8Gb Fibre Channel products across FalconStor solutions. QLogic 8Gb Fibre Channel end-to-end solutions are designed to fulfill the ever-increasing need of enterprise-class business applications for maximum performance. 8Gb Fibre Channel doubles the performance of today’s 4Gb Fibre Channel products while maintaining full backward compatibility with the large installed base of 4Gb and 2Gb Fibre Channel solutions.

"FalconStor Software’s solutions for data protection, optimized backup, and virtualization have always leveraged the fastest Fibre Channel speeds available," said Frank Berry, vice president of corporate marketing at QLogic. "Our QLogic 8Gb Fibre Channel adapters and switches qualified by FalconStor are fully backward-compatible with 4Gb and 2Gb Fibre Channel legacy products. Today, FalconStor customers can confidently begin to migrate to 8Gb Fibre Channel storage networks, doubling the performance of their current infrastructure."

FalconStor Software Inc.