QLogic and Inspur Deliver End-to-End 16Gb Gen 5 Fibre Channel Solutions

Award-Winning QLogic Gen 5 Technology Powers Inspur AS520 Storage Systems and Inspur Servers

Aliso Viejo, California, UNITED STATES

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., July 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC), a leading supplier of high performance network infrastructure solutions, today announced that it is the exclusive provider of 16Gb Gen 5 Fibre Channel technology for Inspur AS520 series storage systems. Inspur AS520 storage, in combination with Inspur servers also powered by QLogic Gen 5 technology, enable Inspur customers to deploy end-to-end Gen 5 storage area networks with leading-edge performance, enterprise-class reliability and scalability.

"Inspur is a leading provider of complete cloud computing solutions and IT services in China. We have rapidly increased our presence in more than 50 countries and regions around the globe, establishing R&D centers in the U.S. and Japan, as well as a manufacturing base in Venezuela," said Zhou Junjie, general manager of Storage Products, Inspur. "End-to-end Gen 5 Fibre Channel connectivity from QLogic allows us to provide enterprises with high performance storage networks that are highly reliable and interoperable, while maintaining backward-compatibility with 8Gb and 4Gb Fibre Channel investments."

"This latest Gen 5 Fibre Channel design win demonstrates a new level of collaboration between QLogic and Inspur, and allows us to expand our presence throughout China and around the globe," said Vikram Karvat, vice president of products, marketing and planning, QLogic. "QLogic Gen 5 Fibre Channel solutions allow organizations to accelerate time-to-deployment and more easily manage their Inspur storage solutions in today's computing environments."

Award-winning QLogic Gen 5 Fibre Channel technology is designed to deliver the performance and reliability that have made QLogic the leader in Fibre Channel adapters for 11 consecutive years. QLogic Fibre Channel solutions offer a suite of technology advancements that enable storage administrators in large enterprises to ensure comprehensive business continuity, maintain application performance and cost-effectively scale their networks.

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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