QLogic Demonstrates 25Gb Ethernet Networking at HP Discover

Company Showcases Next-Generation Data Center Performance Via the Combination of QLogic 25Gb Ethernet Adapters Integrated With HP ProLiant Gen9 Servers and HP Networking Ethernet Switch Technology

LAS VEGAS (HP Discover), June 4, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC), a leading supplier of high performance network infrastructure solutions is demonstrating 25Gb Ethernet networking at HP® Discover Las Vegas. The combination of QLogic and HP technology supporting 25/50/100Gb Ethernet port speeds, addresses server and storage to top-of-rack connectivity requirements in the next-generation data center. The technology demonstration is available to all HP Discover attendees and features HP ProLiant Gen9 servers with next-generation Ethernet adapters from HP based upon QLogic® controllers, along with next-generation switching from HP Networking enabled by Broadcom StrataXGS® Tomahawk.

"The need for higher performing networks continues to increase for enterprise and cloud environments," said Manoj Gujral, vice president of marketing, Ethernet Products, QLogic. "Demonstrating 25Gb Ethernet adapter technology from QLogic with HP ProLiant Gen9 servers and HP Networking 25Gb Ethernet switching technologies validates the new capabilities that will soon be available to HP customers providing them with the ability to cost-effectively scale their IT environments with high performance networking solutions."

Excelling in virtualized environments, QLogic next-generation Ethernet offerings deliver industry-leading NIC and offload performance, including support for RoCE v1 and v2. These converged adapters feature multiple protocol offload and concurrent LAN (TCP/IP) and SAN (FCoE, iSCSI) processing over a single Ethernet connection. Ultra-low CPU utilization frees up server cycles for business-critical applications and the increased mobility of virtual machines (VMs). 25Gb Ethernet provides 2.5X the performance of 10Gb Ethernet on a single lane of copper making it a cost-effective upgrade to 10Gb Ethernet infrastructure, while 100Gb Ethernet provides the absolute highest performance for the most demanding applications.

"Improved service efficiencies and management simplicity are paramount to our customers as they face IT challenges in keeping up with exponential data growth and global operations," said Philippe Michelet, director of Global Product Management Data Center, HP Networking. "By collaborating with QLogic, we continue to help our customers improve data center performance to meet their business objectives and stay ahead of this growth curve."

Why QLogic?

The most advanced networks demand sophisticated capabilities, and for 20 years QLogic has consistently delivered performance, innovation, flexibility, reliability and control for these environments. Breakthrough application performance gives customers faster time-to-data. Innovation delivers new capabilities, greater efficiency and maximum performance. Unprecedented flexibility connects mission-critical applications to any storage network, and robust infrastructure management capabilities put network controls in the hands of customers.

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QLogic – the Ultimate in Performance

QLogic (Nasdaq:QLGC) is a global leader and technology innovator in high performance server and storage networking connectivity products. Leading OEMs and channel partners worldwide rely on QLogic for its server and storage networking solutions. For more information, visit www.qlogic.com.

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