QLogic Intros HBAs

QLogic SANblade Fibre Channel HBAs first in OpenSolaris storage community to deliver target mode capabilities

December 13, 2007

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ALISO VIEJO, Calif. -- QLogic Corp.(Nasdaq:QLGC), a leader in networking for storage and high performancecomputing (HPC), today announced the availability of the industry'sfirst Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBA) with target modecapabilities for the OpenSolaris(tm) Storage community. Building on thelargest installed base of 2Gb and 4Gb Fibre Channel HBAs in Solaris(tm)environments, QLogic(r) SANblade(r) HBAs enable enterprise users to usethe Solaris OS in target-mode applications, making it possible fordevelopers to build SAN-based storage systems based on Solaris. As anactive member in the OpenSolaris community and a key member of the Sunecosystem, QLogic fully supports both initiator and target modecapabilities under OpenSolaris for its full line of SANblade FibreChannel HBAs.

The OpenSolaris Storage community, a Sun sponsored project, was createdas a place for collaboration and conversation around OpenSolarisstorage technology for developers, ISVs, and customers to leverage opensource to drive innovation and new market opportunities for storage. Bymaking their Fibre Channel HBA technology available for OpenSolaris,QLogic has contributed a key component of the storage stack to the opensource world.

"Building on our long-standing relationship with Sun and theOpenSolaris community, we are pleased to be the first company todeliver Fibre Channel HBAs for target mode applications usingOpenSolaris," said Amit Vashi, vice president of marketing, QLogic HostSolutions Group. "The Solaris platform has been a key element in theadvancement of storage area networking and the OpenSolaris storageproject has ensured that this important operating system deliversincreasingly greater functionality and innovation in the enterprise."

QLogic Corp.

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