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QLogic Intros HBAs

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. -- QLogic Corp.
(Nasdaq:QLGC), a leader in networking for storage and high performance
computing (HPC), today announced the availability of the industry's
first Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBA) with target mode
capabilities for the OpenSolaris(tm) Storage community. Building on the
largest installed base of 2Gb and 4Gb Fibre Channel HBAs in Solaris(tm)
environments, QLogic(r) SANblade(r) HBAs enable enterprise users to use
the Solaris OS in target-mode applications, making it possible for
developers to build SAN-based storage systems based on Solaris. As an
active member in the OpenSolaris community and a key member of the Sun
ecosystem, QLogic fully supports both initiator and target mode
capabilities under OpenSolaris for its full line of SANblade Fibre
Channel HBAs.

The OpenSolaris Storage community, a Sun sponsored project, was created
as a place for collaboration and conversation around OpenSolaris
storage technology for developers, ISVs, and customers to leverage open
source to drive innovation and new market opportunities for storage. By
making their Fibre Channel HBA technology available for OpenSolaris,
QLogic has contributed a key component of the storage stack to the open
source world.

"Building on our long-standing relationship with Sun and the
OpenSolaris community, we are pleased to be the first company to
deliver Fibre Channel HBAs for target mode applications using
OpenSolaris," said Amit Vashi, vice president of marketing, QLogic Host
Solutions Group. "The Solaris platform has been a key element in the
advancement of storage area networking and the OpenSolaris storage
project has ensured that this important operating system delivers
increasingly greater functionality and innovation in the enterprise."

QLogic Corp.