QLogic Suite of Server-to-Storage Products Recognized by HP for Innovation
LAS VEGAS, Jun 8, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- HP DISCOVER--QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC) today announced that it has been selected for the 2011 HP AllianceONE Partner of the Year Award in the category of "Converged Infrastructure Ecosystem Partners -- Innovative." HP AllianceONE Partner of the Year Awards are presented to an exclusive set of HP alliance partners in recognition of outstanding accomplishments in the development and delivery of innovative solutions that achieve standard-setting levels for business excellence and client satisfaction.
The award recognizes a server-to-storage solution that integrates QLogic technologies with HP Converged Infrastructure to significantly reduce SAN deployment and management time. These products include:
-- QLogic QMH2562 8Gb FC HBA mezzanine card for the HP c-Class BladeSystem
-- HP 8Gb Virtual Connect 20-port Fibre Channel Module for HP c-Class
BladeSystem servers and the HP StorageWorks H-series Fibre Channel
switch family, which includes the HP Simple SAN Connection Manager
-- HP SSCM integrated with HP Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager
"Enterprise customers continue to demand consolidation and a shrinking footprint in the data center," said Rob Crawford, senior vice president of worldwide sales, QLogic. "This HP AllianceONE Partner of the Year Award validates our longstanding collaboration with HP to deliver unique solutions that provide greater flexibility for today's multi-protocol, virtualized environments. The H-series Fibre Channel Switch line with SSCM contributes to greater operational efficiencies through faster enterprise deployment, single-screen management which decreases storage administration by as much as 60 percent, and reduction of acquisition costs by as much as 30 percent."
"To manage the changing demands of their customers, organizations have to accelerate time to market and time to business value," said Duncan Campbell, vice president, Converged Infrastructure, HP. "HP, with partners like QLogic, helps break down rigid IT silos with infrastructure specifically engineered to drive out cost and provide the foundation for agile service delivery."
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QLogic (Nasdaq:QLGC) is a global leader and technology innovator in high performance networking, including adapters, switches and ASICs. Leading OEMs and channel partners worldwide rely on QLogic products for their data, storage and server networking solutions. For more information, visit www.qlogic.com.
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