updated 6/8/2011 8:16:47 AM ET 2011-06-08T12:16:47

LAS VEGAS, June 8, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HP DISCOVER -- QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC) today announced that it is providing 10GbE iSCSI and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) connectivity as well as 1GbE iSCSI connectivity for the HP P6000 Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA) family. Leveraging the QLogic technology behind the HP MPX200 Multifunctional Router, the HP P6000 EVA systems are the first EVA storage systems to feature embedded 10GbE connectivity, eliminating the need for external connectivity solutions.

"The built-in protocol flexibility of these new HP P6000 EVA arrays is a highly compelling feature for organizations of all sizes," said Shishir Shah, vice president and general manager, Storage Solutions Group, QLogic. "With both 1GbE and 10GbE connectivity in the P6000 EVA, customers have an option to deploy storage simultaneously in iSCSI, Fibre Channel and/or FCoE SANs."

"Inefficient and disparate storage infrastructures prevent organizations from optimizing enterprise application performance and return on investment," said Neil MacDonald, vice president, Data Center Development Unit, Storage, HP."Integrating 10GbE and 1GbE iSCSI and FCoE connectivity directly into the new HP P6000 EVA arrays makes it easy for organizations to consolidate all types of applications into a single storage platform that delivers simplicity, versatility, consistent data protection and compliance capabilities."

QLogic's collaborative relationship with HP spans more than a decade, resulting in end-to-end networking solutions for HP's industry-leading ProLiant, BladeSystem and Integrity servers as well as storage solutions. A leading provider of 10GbE solutions for iSCSI and FCoE networks, QLogic provides proven interoperability, low cost, high performance router technology that extends the data center investment.

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About QLogic

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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This press release contains statements relating to future results of the company (including certain beliefs and projections regarding business 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: declines in information technology spending levels; 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; potential adverse effects of increased market acceptance of blade servers; 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; seasonal fluctuations and uneven sales patterns in orders from customers; the company's ability to compete effectively with other companies; declining average unit sales prices of comparable products; a reduction in sales efforts by current distributors; 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; declines in the market value of the company's investment securities; the complexity of the company's products; sales fluctuations arising from customer transitions to new products; changes in the company's tax provisions or adverse outcomes resulting from examination of its income tax returns; environmental compliance costs; international economic, regulatory, political and other risks; uncertain benefits from strategic business combinations; the ability to attract and retain key personnel; difficulties in transitioning to smaller geometry process technologies; the ability to protect proprietary rights; the ability to satisfactorily resolve any infringement claims; the use of "open source" software in the company's products; changes in regulations or standards regarding energy use of the company's products; computer viruses and other tampering with the company's computer systems; and facilities of the company and its suppliers and customers are located in areas subject to natural disasters.

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.

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CONTACT: Media Contact:
         Sonal Dave
         QLogic Corporation
         949.533.1655
         sonal.dave@qlogic.com
         
         Investor Contact:
         Jean Hu
         QLogic Corporation
         949-389-7579
         jean.hu@qlogic.com

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