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QLogic Joins Microsoft Alliance

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. -- QLogic Corp.
(Nasdaq:QLGC), a leader in networking for storage and high performance
computing (HPC), today announced its membership in the Interop Vendor
Alliance (IVA), a community of software and hardware vendors working
together to enhance interoperability with Microsoft systems. Through
the Interop Alliance, QLogic builds on its longstanding collaboration
with Microsoft to simplify storage area networks (SANs). QLogic and
Microsoft will be working together to enhance interoperability with
QLogic end-to-end SAN products and Microsoft platforms, streamlining
storage network installations and improving SAN performance for Global
2000 businesses.

"The addition of QLogic to the Interop Alliance gives additional
credence to the program," said Sam Rosenbalm, interop vendor alliance
manager, Microsoft. "Together with the other alliance members, we have
the opportunity to work with customers to identify their top
interoperability challenges such as systems management, virtualization,
identity management, data integration, and storage management to name a
few."

QLogic Corp.