PMC-Sierra, Inc. (PMC®) (NASDAQ:PMCS), the semiconductor and software solutions innovator transforming networks that connect, move and store big data, today announced it has joined the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance partner program. This collaboration reinforces PMC's commitment to deliver solutions that are seamlessly interoperable with Microsoft products. PMC has been a Microsoft ecosystem development partner, integrating Adaptec-based solutions, for more than 20 years, and this new association strengthens PMC's collaboration with Microsoft.

"Expanding our relationship with Microsoft to include the Cloud Alliance is a natural fit with PMC's goal to address the expanding requirements of data center and enterprise storage connectivity," said Pete Hazen, vice president of PMC's Scalable Solutions Group. "PMC's storage products combine the highest port count and performance with power efficiency, and they are key to enabling software defined storage within the data center."

As part of the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance program, PMC storage solutions, including SAS and SATA I/O controllers, SAS expanders, Adaptec® RAID adapters and HBAs, and Flashtec™ PCIe solutions and Switchtec™ PCIe Storage switches will be integrated with Microsoft cloud technology. PMC key areas for integration and certification focus will be with Microsoft Windows 10, Hyper-V, Nano, SPACES, and Cloud Platform System.

"Microsoft's alliance with PMC is an important part of our cloud partner ecosystem and expands the capabilities of Azure for large organizations," said Chris Lwanga, principal product manager, Microsoft. "With the storage performance, compatibility and scalability that PMC products enable, enterprises can scale their data center cloud infrastructures to manage increasing business demands."

About PMC's Server, Storage System and Flash Solutions

PMC is a leading provider of enterprise and data center solutions for networked and server storage applications with a broad portfolio of Adaptec RAID adapters and HBAs, Flashtec NVMe controllers and NVRAM drives, Switchtec PCIe switches, Tachyon® SAS/SATA and Fibre Channel protocol controllers, RAID controllers, SAS/SATA I/O controllers and SAS expander products. Together, these products provide end-to-end semiconductor and software solutions to the industry's leading storage OEMs, ODMs and hyperscale data centers. For more information, visit http://www.pmcs.com/storage.

About PMC

PMC (Nasdaq:PMCS) is the semiconductor and software solutions innovator transforming networks that connect, move and store big data. Building on a track record of technology leadership, the company is driving innovation across storage, optical and mobile networks. PMC's highly integrated solutions increase performance and enable next-generation services to accelerate the network transformation. For more information, visit www.pmcs.com. Follow PMC on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and RSS.

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