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QLogic Announces SANbox 9000

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 its enterprise class SANbox(r) 9000 Series Fibre Channel core switches are now available on Sun's leading line of Storage products. The SANbox 9000 Series is a new class of core switch that takes less rack space, power and cooling than any director switch available today, all at a fraction of the cost.

``The SANbox 9000 Series sets an entirely new standard for ease-of-use and price-per-port in the enterprise,'' said Jesse Parker, vice president and general manager, QLogic Network Solutions Group. ``With this latest offering, QLogic is building upon a tradition of delivering innovative storage networking solutions to the enterprise.''

``The enterprise looks to Sun for innovative, reliable storage solutions,'' said Nigel Dessau, senior vice president, Storage marketing and business operations, Sun Microsystems, Inc. ``Cost-sensitive companies will appreciate the performance, low power, and modularity that this new intelligent core switch provides.''

SANbox 9000 Series Switches - Designed to the Core(tm) for Open Systems

Finally, there's a new class of core switch that represents a sane alternative to quarter million dollar director switches. The SANbox 9000 Series is Designed to the Core for cost-sensitive, business-critical, open system environments that require ultra high density, blazing performance and intelligent switching for their data center core. The SANbox 9000 architecture represents a number of industry firsts: a 4U modular chassis for a smaller footprint and cost-effective scalability, customer replaceable units (CRUs) to eliminate costly service calls, a 10Gb core-to-edge ``backbone'' enabling seamless inter-switch SAN performance scaling and a comprehensive set of core switch software management tools included as standard.

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