QLogic, Onaro Partner

QLogic and Onaro partner on SAN assessment program

May 9, 2007

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SAN DIEGO -- QLogicCorp. (Nasdaq:QLGC), the leader in Fibre Channel host bus adapters(HBAs), stackable switches and blade server switches, and Onaro, Inc.,the leader in storage service management, today announced the twocompanies have signed an agreement in which QLogic will license a fullyfunctional trial version of Onaro SANscreen SME Edition, an innovativeapplication that allows SAN administrators to achieve real-timefeedback about their SAN infrastructure. The partnership is designed tobenefit the growing number of datacenter customers deploying theQLogic(r) 10Gb Fibre Channel backbone architecture, by reducing overallprovisioning times, reducing troubleshooting overhead, and improvingcapacity planning activities. The partnership is also designed to drivenew business for QLogic channel partners by significantly increasingtheir ability to provide value-added services to datacenter customers.

"There is a great opportunity in small and medium enterprises forapplications that can help the end customer optimize their storageinfrastructure around the scalable QLogic architecture," said JesseParker, vice president and general manager, QLogic Network SolutionsGroup. "Onaro's SANscreen SME Edition provides a valuable set of toolsto take full advantage of this opportunity. Introducing our customersto the benefits of the best-in-class Onaro-supported solution adds anew dimension to the overall solution effectiveness."

Onaro's SANscreen product family is the first and only award winningstorage service management (SSM) solution that matches the servicesdelivered by the storage infrastructure with application requirements.The result is dramatically improved discovery, capacity planning,service monitoring, change management, and audit/compliance. TheSANscreen SME Edition being used by QLogic enables organizations togain the operational efficiencies of the core SANscreen Foundationproduct but tuned to the demanding needs of the small and mediumenterprise.

"Onaro SANscreen SME Edition software provides a great opportunity toexpand our Professional Services offering, drive incremental productsales, and ultimately increase customer satisfaction," said JasonForrest, National Practice Director, FusionStorm.

Onaro Inc.QLogic Corp.

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