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QLogic Teams With HP

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. -- QLogic Corp.

(Nasdaq:QLGC), a leading supplier of high performance network infrastructure solutions, today announced the addition of QLogic(r) Transparent Router(tm) (TR) functionality to the HP StorageWorks 8/20q 8Gb Fibre Channel family of switch products. The addition expands the connectivity of Fibre Channel fabrics and allows them to be easily merged with seamless interoperability and a high level of security.

The new QLogic TR functionality allows any active HP StorageWorks 8/20q Fibre Channel switch port to be configured as a TR port. This enables HP server and storage resources to be shared between StorageWorks 8/20q based SANs and HP B-series fabrics through the industry-standard NPIV protocol, and it eliminates the support and management challenges of E-Port switch interoperability. The 8/20q TR also provides a higher level of security than traditional merged fabrics by ensuring only customer-specified devices are shared between fabrics. The QLogic TR feature, coupled with the recent release of the 8-port model of the 8/20q Fibre Channel Switch, increases the breadth of cost-effective options for the small to medium business.

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