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QLogic Demos HBA

LAS VEGAS -- QLogic Corp. (NASDAQ:QLGC), a leader in networking for storage and high performance computing (HPC), today announced it is demonstrating the successful integration of QLogic host bus adapter (HBA) technologies with the beta version of Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, the availability of which was also announced, at Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) 2008. Attendees will be able to see how the QLogic HBAs, enabled for Performance and Resource Optimization (PRO), when combined with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, help increase performance and availability by enabling users to optimize their SAN-attached virtual servers. Real-time discovery of HBA alerts via PRO tips in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 and System Center Operations Manager 2007 help reduce complexity and increase efficiency by providing more real-time information to IT administrators to make better informed decisions about data center optimization.

By monitoring key performance optimization aspects of HBA ports, IT administrators can predict and isolate performance issues and alert users to invoke migration of virtual machines to balance server utilization loads. At MMS 2008, QLogic will demonstrate the ability for its HBAs to monitor host adapter performance and operations, and generate HBA event alerts that can be propagated to System Center Virtual Machine Manager as PRO tips.

The PRO feature in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 tightens the connection of System Center Operations Manager with Virtual Machine Manager. A subset of hardware- or application-specific alerts generated by System Center Operations Manager are delivered directly to the Virtual Machine Manager console, delivering superior benefits of performance and resource optimization in virtualized datacenters,” said Dai Vu, director of Virtualization Products and Solutions Marketing at Microsoft. “Our long-standing collaboration with QLogic continues to enable innovations that meet our common customers’ needs for tighter IT integration. QLogic’s HBA technologies for PRO support our vision of a centrally managed, dynamic IT infrastructure.”

QLogic Corp.