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QLogic Integrates With Microsoft

BARCELONA, Spain -- TechEd IT Forum --
QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC), a leader in networking for storage and high
performance computing (HPC), today announced that the N_Port ID
Virtualization (NPIV) functionality of QLogic(r) SANblade(r) Fibre
Channel host bus adapters (HBAs) have been optimized for performance
and functionality with Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager
2007 (VMM). By integrating QLogic SANblade HBAs with Microsoft Windows
Server 2003 and Windows Virtual Server 2005 operating environments,
enterprise customers can combine the benefits of HBA virtualization and
server virtualization capabilities for extended fabric security and
greater flexibility in virtual environments.

Additional customer benefits include:

  • Centralized deployment and management of virtual machines
  • Enhanced fabric access control at the Virtual Machine (VM) layer
  • Higher availability and simplified management
  • Leverage investments in SAN storage
  • Improved agility in provisioning

"Our long standing collaboration with QLogic has resulted in true
end-to-end NPIV capabilities for Windows enterprise class customers,"
said David Greschler, director of System Center marketing at Microsoft
Corp. "Microsoft Virtual Machine Manager manages the migration of
virtual HBA ports from one physical server to another in a seamless
fashion."

"The integration of QLogic NPIV technology and Microsoft Virtual
Machine Manager will help to drive further deployment of server
virtualization technologies into enterprise datacenters," said Amit
Vashi, vice president of marketing, QLogic Host Solutions Group.
"QLogic HBA management tools work seamlessly with Virtual Machine
Manager to deliver several benefits to end users including the ability
to create and delete virtual HBA ports."

QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq: QLGC)

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