QLogic Demos Migration

QLogic first to demonstrate VMware virtual machine migration using virtual HBA technology

September 11, 2007

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SAN FRANCISCO -- QLogicCorp. (Nasdaq:QLGC), a leader in networking for storage and highperformance computing, today announced it is first to demonstrateVMware virtual machine migration using QLogic(r) virtual HBAtechnology. Live migrations allow IT managers to take down a workingserver, upgrade the operating system or apply patches, and then bringit back up again while users continue to access applications on theserver. The demonstration at VMworld is part of a collaboration betweenQLogic, VMware and its Community Source program to complement servervirtualization software with hardware-assisted virtualization. Thehardware-assist virtualization technology inside QLogic SANblade(r)HBAs eliminates the need for ESX administrators to reconfigure SANfunctions after live virtual machine migrations.

"Customers are now consolidating more VMs onto a single, physicalserver," said Greg Schulz, founder and senior analyst, The StorageIOGroup. "NPIV technology helps link worldwide port names to individualvirtual machines to enable performance monitoring on a per-VM basis, aswell as seamless live migration of VMs without compromising SAN anddata integrity not to mention eliminating the need for timely andcomplex SAN reconfigurations such as zoning or LUN masking changes."

"NPIV technology for Fibre Channel HBAs provides key benefits such asdynamic provisioning of SAN configuration settings and enhanced qualityof service (QoS), thereby enabling SAN administrators to extend theirSAN best practices to virtualized environments," said Amit Vashi, vicepresident of marketing, QLogic Host Solutions Group.

QLogic Corp.

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