Raises the Stakes With Industry's Only Complete Portfolio of Fibre Channel and 10Gb Ethernet Adapters Backed by Five-Year Protection
ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Dec. 8, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Building on its heritage of reliable storage area network (SAN) solutions, QLogic (Nasdaq:QLGC) today announced it has extended its industry-leading five-year Fibre Channel adapter warranty to include QLogic-branded 10Gb Ethernet adapters. Now delivering the industry's only portfolio of Fibre Channel, 10Gb Intelligent Ethernet and converged networking adapters (CNAs) to be backed by a five-year standard warranty, QLogic is raising the bar for reliability in data and storage networking and helping customers to achieve a higher return on their investments with critical data center hardware that is ensured to be operational over a longer lifetime.
"QLogic is able to offer a more extensive warranty than others because our adapters provide extremely high reliability," said Amit Vashi, vice president of marketing, Host Solutions Group, QLogic. "While many of our competitors offer one-year, standard warranties for their Ethernet adapters, and an optional extension to three-years for additional fees, QLogic is protecting customers' investments in our 10Gb Ethernet adapter portfolio for a full five years, free of charge."
Unmatched CNA Warranty
The same warranty that protects generations of QLogic Fibre Channel adapters now applies to QLogic-branded 3200 Series Intelligent Ethernet adapters and 8200 Series CNAs. QLogic's five-year CNA warranty is unmatched in the industry.
Future-Proofing Customer Investments
In addition to offering industry-leading warranty protection, QLogic 8200 Series adapters empower customers with greater flexibility and the ability to future-proof their investments with concurrent LAN (TCP/IP) and SAN (FCoE, iSCSI) traffic over a shared 10Gb Ethernet link. The 8200 Series showcases industry-leading LAN networking performance, full hardware offload for FCoE and iSCSI protocol processing, and an extensive set of features that are ideal for virtualized and cloud computing environments. The QLogic 8200 Series leverages QLogic's field-proven Fibre Channel and iSCSI software, making the adapters the most dependable and battle-hardened converged network adapters on the market.
Activating the QLogic Five-Year Warranty
All QLogic-branded 3200 Series Intelligent Ethernet adapters and 8200 Series CNAs are warrantied for three years at purchase. Customers can extend their warranty to five years at no charge simply by registering their adapters at http://connect.qlogic.com/extendwarranty/index.aspx.
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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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