QLogic Integrates With Microsoft

QLogic SANblade Fibre Channel HBAs with NPIV technology integrate with Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager

November 13, 2007

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BARCELONA, Spain -- TechEd IT Forum --QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC), a leader in networking for storage and highperformance computing (HPC), today announced that the N_Port IDVirtualization (NPIV) functionality of QLogic(r) SANblade(r) FibreChannel host bus adapters (HBAs) have been optimized for performanceand functionality with Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager2007 (VMM). By integrating QLogic SANblade HBAs with Microsoft WindowsServer 2003 and Windows Virtual Server 2005 operating environments,enterprise customers can combine the benefits of HBA virtualization andserver virtualization capabilities for extended fabric security andgreater flexibility in virtual environments.

Additional customer benefits include:

  • Centralized deployment and management of virtual machines

  • Enhanced fabric access control at the Virtual Machine (VM) layer

  • Higher availability and simplified management

  • Leverage investments in SAN storage

  • Improved agility in provisioning

"Our long standing collaboration with QLogic has resulted in trueend-to-end NPIV capabilities for Windows enterprise class customers,"said David Greschler, director of System Center marketing at MicrosoftCorp. "Microsoft Virtual Machine Manager manages the migration ofvirtual HBA ports from one physical server to another in a seamlessfashion."

"The integration of QLogic NPIV technology and Microsoft VirtualMachine Manager will help to drive further deployment of servervirtualization technologies into enterprise datacenters," said AmitVashi, vice president of marketing, QLogic Host Solutions Group."QLogic HBA management tools work seamlessly with Virtual MachineManager to deliver several benefits to end users including the abilityto create and delete virtual HBA ports."

QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq: QLGC)Microsoft Corp.

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