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QLogic to Address Migration of Storage to the Cloud and I/O for Big Data at Cloud Expo

ADVISORY, June 7, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

WHO:     QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC), a global leader and technology innovator in high performance networking.
     WHAT:                                    QLogic will exhibit and present at the 10th International Cloud Expo.

QLogic Speakers Address I/O for Big Data and Migration of Storage to the Cloud

QLogic experts will provide attendees with insight and practical information that will allow them to address current trends in cloud computing and better manage their storage in the cloud era. Presentations include:


  Ilker Cebeli, director of cloud computing, QLogic, will discuss "I/O Architectures for Big Data" on Thursday, June 14, at 9:55 a.m. In this session, attendees will learn how Big Data is impacting storage and networking architecture in the data center and how to build optimized infrastructure to address this trend. In addition, Cebeli will explain how to leverage cloud storage while maintaining local iSCSI and Fibre Channel storage infrastructure.
   

  In his presentation, "Migrating the Data Center to the Cloud," on Wednesday, June 13 at 3:30 p.m., David Clark, director of product marketing, Storage Solutions Group, will outline the opportunities for migration of data center storage to the cloud. Clark will present a single-tool solution that addresses and eases the process to migrate data from the most complex data center environments with heterogeneous storage, multi-vendor fabrics, multi-protocol networks, and operating systems into the cloud.

QLogic Provides Fabric Freedom for the Cloud

The company will showcase its FlexSuite™ adapters and Universal Access Point™ switches with the flexibility to power 16Gb Fibre Channel or 10Gb Ethernet converged networks from the same hardware. QLogic will also feature its next-generation 10Gb Ethernet intelligent Storage Routers (iSR) with multi-protocol support. QLogic solutions are designed to help enterprises smoothly transition their data center networks at their own pace, and provide the versatility to handle any protocol, any host, any storage and any fabric, empowering virtualized enterprises and cloud computing environments with complete fabric freedom.

Network convergence, along with virtualization of server, network, and storage infrastructure, is driving the next-generation data center toward a service-based, cloud-enabled computing model. QLogic solutions for virtualization, convergence, and data migration provide the flexibility, agility, and heterogeneous operation that are key enablers of cloud-based, service-oriented solutions. The company will be showcasing solutions that enable enterprises to integrate cloud-based services and achieve the benefits of private, cloud-based Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).

Cloud Expo attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the highly flexible QLogic Data Migration Solution (DMS) for cloud enablement via IaaS. As applications shift to cloud computing infrastructure, IT managers face the challenge of migrating data from one data center to another without disrupting business. QLogic DMS provides IT managers with a single tool to migrate data from the most complex data center environments and enables enterprises to develop sound, cloud computing strategies.

WHEN:      June 11-14, 2012
      WHERE:           Cloud Expo
                QLogic Booth 337
                   Javits Center
                   New York City

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About QLogicQLogic

(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.

Disclaimer – Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains statements relating to future results of the company (including certain beliefs and projections regarding business and market trends) that are "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or implied in the forward-looking statements. The company advises readers that these potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: unfavorable economic conditions; potential fluctuations in operating results; gross margins that may vary over time; the stock price of the company may be volatile; the company's dependence on the networking markets served; the ability to maintain and gain market or industry acceptance of the company's products; the company's dependence on a small number of customers; the company's ability to compete effectively with other companies; the complexity of the company's products; declining average unit sales prices of comparable products; the company's dependence on sole source and limited source suppliers; the company's dependence on relationships with certain third-party subcontractors and contract manufacturers; the ability to attract and retain key personnel; sales fluctuations arising from customer transitions to new products; seasonal fluctuations and uneven sales patterns in orders from customers; a reduction in sales efforts by current distributors; changes in the company's tax provisions or adverse outcomes resulting from examination of its income tax returns; international economic, currency, regulatory, political and other risks; facilities of the company and its suppliers and customers are located in areas subject to natural disasters; the ability to protect proprietary rights; the ability to satisfactorily resolve any infringement claims; uncertain benefits from strategic business combinations; declines in the market value of the company's marketable securities; environmental compliance costs; changes in regulations or standards regarding energy use of the company's products; difficulties in transitioning to smaller geometry process technologies; the use of "open source" software in the company's products; and computer viruses and other tampering with the company's computer systems.

More detailed information on these and additional factors which could affect the company's operating and financial results are described in the company's Forms 10-K, 10-Q and other reports filed, or to be filed, with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company urges all interested parties to read these reports to gain a better understanding of the business and other risks that the company faces. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made only as of the date hereof, and the company does not intend to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

QLogic and the QLogic logo are registered trademarks of QLogic Corporation. Other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of the companies with which they are associated.  

CONTACT: Media Contact:
         Steve Sturgeon
         QLogic Corporation
         858.472.5669
         steve.sturgeon@qlogic.com

         Investor Contact:
         Jean Hu
         QLogic Corporation
         949.389.7579
         jean.hu@qlogic.com
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