SAN DIEGO -- QLogic Corp. (NasdaqGS:QLGC - News), the leader in Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs), stackable switches and blade server switches, today announced that EMC Corp. has qualified 10Gb powered QLogic(r) SANbox(r) Fibre Channel switches as EMC(r) E-Lab(tm) Tested for use with EMC CLARiiON(r) and EMC Symmetrix(r) DMX networked storage systems. With E-Lab qualification of the QLogic 10Gb backbone between SANbox 9000 Series core switches and SANbox 5000 Series stackable switches, EMC customers can now deploy highly scalable, high performance, core-to-edge storage networks from QLogic. The highly comprehensive E-Lab qualification process tests configurations that replicate real-world environments to help ensure customer satisfaction.
EMC has tested the abilities of the SANbox Fibre Channel Switch portfolio and qualified the 10Gb backbone capability of these products, said Jesse Parker, vice president and general manager, QLogic Network Solutions Group. Enterprise customers can choose how and when they scale their storage network solutions without performance or cost tradeoffs. The comprehensive EMC E-Lab testing allows EMC business partners and customers to deploy SANbox products with the knowledge that these products have been fully qualified with EMC storage solutions.
QLogic Core-to-Edge Storage Networks
Enterprise customers can reduce the total cost of ownership of deploying datacenter-class storage networks with a core-to-edge network featuring a high performance 10Gb backbone. As proven in today's telecommunications and Internet industries, the modularity of backbone networks enable enterprise customers to:
* Minimize cost-of-entry for new deployments
* Minimize maintenance costs over the life of the solution
* Scale capacity faster to meet increasing demands
* Maintain high performance as the solution grows
* React to new technologies faster
* Maximize flexibility with best-of-breed open systems products
QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq: QLGC)