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VMware, QLogic Collaborate

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. -- QLogic Corp.
(Nasdaq:QLGC), a leader in networking for storage and high performance
computing (HPC), today announced that QLogic(r) SANblade(r) Fibre
Channel host bus adapters (HBAs) will offer N_Port_ID Virtualization
(NPIV) for the upcoming release of VMware Infrastructure, the latest
offering from VMware which will include VMware ESX Server 3.5 and
VirtualCenter 2.5. Through its collaboration with VMware, QLogic
SANblade HBAs bring the numerous benefits of hardware-assist
virtualization to customers, including enhanced quality-of-service and
dynamic provisioning without restrictions on zoning and LUN masking.

"VMware has established itself as the leader in infrastructure
virtualization for industry-standard systems," said Amit Vashi, vice
president of marketing, QLogic Host Solutions Group. "Customers have
been eagerly awaiting HBA-level virtualization solutions for VMware
Infrastructure environments, which give businesses the advanced
automation solutions and virtual infrastructure capabilities they
require. As with previous versions of VMware Infrastructure, we have
optimized our SANblade HBAs to provide an excellent user experience."

"By leveraging the co-development resources provided through the VMware
Community Source program, QLogic was able to deliver on a key
technology such as NPIV, which enables end users to transfer SAN best
practices from the physical world to virtualized environments," said
Brian Byun, vice president of global partners and solutions at VMware.
"Businesses of all sizes can benefit from the features available in the
new release of VMware Infrastructure, which increases the availability
of IT environments, boosts performance of mission-critical workloads
and streamlines management."

QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq: QLGC)

VMware Inc.