VMware, QLogic Collaborate

QLogic enables HBA-level virtualization in new release of VMware Infrastructure

December 12, 2007

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ALISO VIEJO, Calif. -- QLogic Corp.(Nasdaq:QLGC), a leader in networking for storage and high performancecomputing (HPC), today announced that QLogic(r) SANblade(r) FibreChannel host bus adapters (HBAs) will offer N_Port_ID Virtualization(NPIV) for the upcoming release of VMware Infrastructure, the latestoffering from VMware which will include VMware ESX Server 3.5 andVirtualCenter 2.5. Through its collaboration with VMware, QLogicSANblade HBAs bring the numerous benefits of hardware-assistvirtualization to customers, including enhanced quality-of-service anddynamic provisioning without restrictions on zoning and LUN masking.

"VMware has established itself as the leader in infrastructurevirtualization for industry-standard systems," said Amit Vashi, vicepresident of marketing, QLogic Host Solutions Group. "Customers havebeen eagerly awaiting HBA-level virtualization solutions for VMwareInfrastructure environments, which give businesses the advancedautomation solutions and virtual infrastructure capabilities theyrequire. As with previous versions of VMware Infrastructure, we haveoptimized our SANblade HBAs to provide an excellent user experience."

"By leveraging the co-development resources provided through the VMwareCommunity Source program, QLogic was able to deliver on a keytechnology such as NPIV, which enables end users to transfer SAN bestpractices from the physical world to virtualized environments," saidBrian Byun, vice president of global partners and solutions at VMware."Businesses of all sizes can benefit from the features available in thenew release of VMware Infrastructure, which increases the availabilityof IT environments, boosts performance of mission-critical workloadsand streamlines management."

QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq: QLGC)

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