ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Sept. 13, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- QLogic (Nasdaq:QLGC) today announced that its portfolio of Fibre Channel, 10Gb Ethernet (10GbE) and converged network adapters provide industry-leading performance, reliability, scalability and simplified deployment for the Windows Server 2012 platform through powerful QLogic® in-box drivers, which are included standard with the new operating system (OS). Windows Server 2012 is a cornerstone of the Cloud OS. For organizations deploying shared services via a private or public cloud, it is imperative to choose I/O technologies that provide fine-grained Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities. QLogic Fibre Channel and Network QoS technologies for Windows Server 2012 handle these increased demands for flexibility and stringent service level agreements (SLAs) and allow enterprises to enhance performance and network utilization, while simultaneously reducing complexity within Windows Server 2012-based clouds. "QLogic has been closely involved in the execution of Microsoft's Cloud OS strategy, providing network adapters with rich features that address the demands of virtualized and cloud computing environments," said Amit Vashi, vice president, marketing, Host Solutions Group, QLogic. "Our Fibre Channel, 10GbE and converged networking adapters, with in-box drivers, are designed to maximize customers' investments in Windows Server 2012 in enterprise data centers and cloud deployments. Our battle-tested, widely adopted software stack makes it easy for customers to deploy all QLogic network adapters with complete confidence with Windows Server 2012." "Windows Server 2012 has its roots in Microsoft's long-standing expertise with large cloud data centers," said Sandeep Singhal, general manager, Windows Networking, Microsoft. "With a large installed base of network adapter solutions that fully exploit the advantages of virtualized data centers and cloud environments, QLogic provides customers with network adapter solutions that can help them make the most of Windows Server 2012's breakthrough capabilities." QLogic Fibre Channel Adapters Deliver Proven Stability and Reliability for Windows Server 2012 Leveraging the company's 15 years of industry-leading Fibre Channel expertise, QLogic provides highly stable, reliable and efficient Fibre Channel connectivity in Windows Server 2012 environments. QLogic Fibre Channel adapters provide a number of benefits for Windows Server 2012 customers including:
- Integrated with Windows Server 2012 Virtual Fibre Channel (VFC) technology, QLogic adapters are the only ones in the industry that provide a switch-agnostic QoS solution which enables data center administrators to control the amount of SAN I/O resources to match enterprise application workloads.
- The ability to allocate bandwidth and set priorities for VFC ports in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V via the QLogic N-Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) solution enables granular QoS settings that are essential for shared public and private cloud deployments.
- VMflex™ switch-agnostic capabilities and QoS for network partitions in Windows Server 2012.
- The QLogic 8200 Series is the only adapter to concurrently provide full offload of all three key data center fabric protocols—NIC, FCoE and iSCSI—from a single, physical port, allowing Windows Server 2012 customers to mix and match the most appropriate I/O fabric that best serves the enterprise data center.
- QLogic leverages Dynamic VMQ and Receive Segment Coalescing (RSC) features to enable performance-optimized, high-density VM deployments.
- Support for Windows Server 2012 NIC teaming provides unparalleled operational reliability and performance.
- QLogic is actively engaged to provide Windows Server 2012 Network Virtualization using Generic Routing Encapsulation (NVGRE).
QLogic -- the Ultimate in PerformanceQLogic (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, 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; security system risks, data protection breaches and cyber-attacks; and issues related to the upgrade of the company's enterprise resource planning system. 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.
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