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HP Ships QLogic Products

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. -- QLogic Corp. (NASDAQ:QLGC), the leader in Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs), stackable switches and blade server switches, today announced that QLogic SANbox® switches and SANblade® HBAs are now shipping in the second generation HP StorageWorks Modular Smart Array (MSA) 1000 Small Business SAN Kit.

“HP continues to increase the value of SAN solutions for small to medium businesses,” said Frank Berry, vice president of marketing, QLogic Corp. “The second generation StorageWorks MSA1000 Small Business SAN Kit brings to the SMB market new 4Gb Fibre Channel switch and HBA technology, combined with the affordability and ease-of-use customers experienced with the first generation product.”

The HP MSA1000 Small Business SAN Kit provides customers with a complete, entry-level solution tailored to meet the needs of first-time SAN users and small businesses. The second generation MSA1000 Small Business SAN Kit comes in a single box and includes everything necessary for SAN novices to be up and running within a few minutes. Included in the second generation package are one QLogic SANbox 1404 4Gb Fibre Channel switch with 10 ports, two SANblade QLE220 4Gb Fibre Channel PCI Express HBAs, a MSA1000 storage enclosure and a 10 step hardware installation poster. The solution is released for use in Linux and Windows environments, and includes installation wizards that make setup a snap for resellers, technology consultants and end-users.

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