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QLogic to Demonstrate I/O Solutions and Strategies That Are Critical to Cloud Deployments


WHO: QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC), a global leader and technology innovator in high performance networking.
WHAT: QLogic will exhibit and present at Cloud Expo Europe 2013, Europe's premier event for cloud computing.

QLogic Mt. Rainier Technology Delivers New Performance Benefits for ESX Clusters

Enterprises can overcome lackluster cloud application performance with QLogic® Mt. Rainier shared solid state disk (SSD) caching technology. Mt. Rainier brings transparent, shared server-based SSD caching to the cloud and closes the I/O performance gap across the entire enterprise. This I/O innovation delivers scalable performance to I/O-hungry applications running in mission-critical, single-server and clustered, shared-resource environments. The QLogic exhibit will feature a Mt. Rainier demonstration that includes OS-transparent SSD caching of critical application data, as well as vMotion across physical servers in a VMware ESX cluster while maintaining SSD I/O acceleration performance.

QLogic Takes Data to the Cloud

As applications shift to cloud computing infrastructure, IT managers face the challenge of migrating information from one data center to another without disrupting business. The QLogic Data Migration Solution (DMS) provides IT managers with a single tool to migrate data from the most complex heterogeneous environments to the cloud. Attendees who visit the QLogic exhibit can learn more about how QLogic DMS, with any-to-any storage protocol connectivity, provides highly flexible and efficient online and offline block storage migration.

QLogic's Henrik Hansen Speaks

Henrik Hansen, QLogic Director of EMEA Marketing, will provide attendees with insight and practical information in two sessions:

  • "Next-generation I/O Architecture for Big Data" on Tuesday, January 29 at 3 p.m. Enterprises are increasingly using Hadoop to analyze big data, and are realizing that careful consideration of all infrastructure choices is critical to maximize Hadoop's value. When looking to build out a Hadoop cluster, IT administrators need to balance costs with node performance, based on CPU, memory, storage and network resources. Overall performance of a Hadoop cluster depends on achieving a balance between CPU, memory, networking and storage within the individual nodes. Hansen will explain how big data is impacting data center architectures today and will show attendees how to build an optimized storage and networking infrastructure for the future. Participants will also learn how enterprise IT can leverage cloud storage while maintaining iSCSI and Fibre Channel local storage infrastructure.
  • "Expanding Channel Business Opportunities with Data Migration" on Wednesday, January 30 at 12:40 p.m. As more companies move data center applications and significant amounts of information to the cloud, channel organizations can expand their service offerings and their addressable market with minimal investment by becoming trusted experts in data migration strategies and execution. Enterprise IT departments face time-consuming, complex and potentially expensive obstacles stemming from heterogeneous data center environments with different protocols and technologies and varying compliance and data retention requirements. Hansen will demonstrate how channel organizations can provide highly needed migration services for clients, along with a solid growth strategy for themselves, by matching the right data migration solutions with technical competencies and education.

WHEN: Tuesday & Wednesday, 29–30 January
WHERE: Cloud Expo Europe 2013
  QLogic Exhibit #815
  National Hall Olympia

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QLogic-- the Ultimate in Performance

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

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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, acquisitions and divestitures; declines in the market value of the company's marketable securities; changes in and compliance with regulations; difficulties in transitioning to smaller geometry process technologies; the use of "open source" software in the company's products; and security system risks, data protection breaches and cyber-attacks.

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CONTACT: Media Contact:
         Steve Sturgeon
         QLogic Corporation

         Investor Contact:
         Jean Hu
         QLogic Corporation