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QLogic Intros Router

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. -- QLogic Corp.
(Nasdaq:QLGC), a leader in networking for storage and high performance
computing (HPC), today announced that the QLogic(r) SANbox(r) 6140
intelligent storage router is now available from Hitachi Data Systems,
a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT), and authorized
Hitachi Data Systems resellers. The SANbox 6140 iSCSI-to-Fibre Channel
router, qualified as interoperable with the Hitachi Adaptable Modular
Storage (AMS) and Workgroup Modular Storage (WMS) storage systems,
allows simultaneous storage access from Fibre Channel and
Ethernet-based networks. System administrators now have a low-cost
solution that supports multi-protocol connections to high performance
Fibre Channel storage systems from Hitachi.

"Building on the continued success of our worldwide partnership with
QLogic, we are delivering an integrated solution that synergistically
combines Hitachi's world-class midrange storage systems and QLogic's
sophisticated networking technology," said Steve TenBarge, vice
president, Global Product Marketing, Hitachi Data Systems. "This
provides an ideal platform that addresses some of the most critical
pain points of midrange customers, by delivering SAN consolidation
benefits designed to greatly improve utilization, lower storage
management costs, and improve return on investment."

QLogic SANbox 6140 Intelligent Storage Routers -- Low Cost SAN

The QLogic SANbox 6140 provides low cost, SAN connectivity services for
the entire enterprise. The SANbox 6140 provides a solution that creates
cost-effective SAN connectivity by routing standard Ethernet, via
iSCSI, to a Fibre Channel controller on the storage system. The QLogic
SANbox 6140 provides three core capabilities that leverage the benefits
and investments that businesses have made in SANs. First, the 6140
allows all servers in the enterprise to connect to the SAN via low cost
and standard Ethernet. Second, all Fibre Channel storage devices become
multi-protocol devices, via iSCSI. Third, it provides simple migration
of stand-alone DAS-to-SAN based storage. With performance to support up
to 512 servers, and wizard-based configuration, the SANbox 6140 sets
the standard for storage router price/performance and ease-of-use.

"IT managers can now avoid bandwidth limitations when connecting high
performance Hitachi storage to iSCSI hosts," said Shishir Shah, general
manager and vice president of QLogic Storage Solutions Group. "The
SANbox 6140 routers can be added in a modular fashion with Hitachi's
AMS and WMS midrange storage systems, taking advantage of the total
Fibre Channel controller throughput. An entire storage system doesn't
have to be completely dedicated to either all Fibre Channel or all
iSCSI. The router allows flexibility and adaptation as needs change."

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