QLogic Intros SANbox 6142

QLogic announces SANbox 6142 intelligent storage router available from Hitachi Data Systems

September 17, 2007

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ALISO VIEJO, Calif. -- QLogic Corp.(Nasdaq:QLGC), a leader in networking for storage and high performancecomputing, today announced that the QLogic(r) SANbox(r) 6142intelligent storage router is now available from Hitachi Data Systems,a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT), and authorizedHitachi Data Systems resellers. The SANbox 6142, qualified asinteroperable with Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage and WorkgroupModular Storage storage systems, provides SAN-over-WAN connectivityinfrastructure in conjunction with Hitachi Data Systems TrueCopy(tm)Remote Replication software to support disaster recovery, replicationand volume copy services over WANs. The combination of the QLogicSANbox 6142 and Hitachi Data Systems TrueCopy software are idealbusiness continuity and disaster recovery solutions which providedistance replication, while maintaining application and data integrity.

The two companies are enabling their customers to achieve higher ROIfor business continuity solutions for data that is moved over anydistance.

"The innovative SANbox 6142 is a high performance, cost-effectiveintelligent router packaged in a compact, space-saving form factor,"said Steve TenBarge, vice president, Global Product Marketing, HitachiData Systems. "With the SANbox 6142 and Hitachi TrueCopy software,Hitachi Data Systems and QLogic are giving our customers a robustsolution for effectively reducing business risk by better protectingdata assets through remote replication while maximizing theirtechnology investments."

SANbox 6142 Intelligent Storage Routers -- Making SAN-over-WANConnectivity Easy

The 6142 sets a new price performance benchmark in the industry forSAN-over-WAN connections. Leading applications for the 6142 are volumereplication over the WAN and backup and replication of data forregulatory support. The 6142 features SmartWrite, the QLogicpatent-pending technology for accelerating and bridging SANs over WANs.SmartWrite is the only intelligent SAN-over-WAN protocol to leverageiSCSI Layer 3 routing, making it possible to perform SAN bridging overWANs without having to merge SAN Fabrics. By maintaining SAN Fabricindependence, the 6142 improves SAN scalability and lowers managementoverhead. SmartWrite eliminates double addressing of SAN devicesrequired by iFCP and the need to have unique names on each SAN, whileleveraging WAN resources for resiliency and encryption.

"Our patent-pending QLogic SmartWrite technology used in the SANbox6142 is helping to change the way SANs are connected over wide areanetworks," said Shishir Shah, general manager and vice president ofQLogic Storage Solutions Group. "With the ability to optimize datatransfers, leveraging iSCSI Layer 3 routing, the SANbox 6142 greatlysimplifies SAN configuration and management."

QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq: QLGC)

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS)

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