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QLogic 10Gb Ethernet Technology Now Available for Flex System Compute Nodes from Lenovo

| December 11, 2014

lenovoQLogic 10Gb Ethernet Technology Now Available for Flex System Compute Nodes from Lenovo

Latest Collaboration Ramps Up Adoption of QLogic 10GbE Technology and Increases QLogic Momentum in China 

Expanding its reach into the 10Gb Ethernet (10GbE) adapter market, QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq: QLGC), a leading supplier of high performance network infrastructure solutions, today announced that its 10GbE technology is now shipping with Flex System Intel processor-based compute nodes from Lenovo.

Based on industry-standard PCIe architecture, the Flex System EN4172 2-port 10Gb Ethernet Adapter allows Intel processor-based compute nodes to scale up to eight virtual ports and offers the flexibility to operate as a virtual network interface card (vNIC). Because the EN4172 mezzanine card can support eight vNICs, IT organizations can reduce their data center footprint by deploying less hardware and realize significant benefits in reduced power, cooling and costs.

“QLogic is gaining momentum in the 10GbE adapter market through collaborations with large OEM customers such as Lenovo,” said Vikram Karvat, vice president of products, marketing and planning, QLogic. “We’ve enhanced our portfolio of 10GbE technology to deliver superior performance and exceptional value, arming Lenovo with a competitive advantage. Our ongoing partnership with Lenovo is a key contributor to QLogic’s growing presence in China and around the globe.”

“Data centers today require flexible, cost-effective solutions that can simplify access to networked resources,” said Jeff Howard, vice president, Flex System and BladeCenter, Lenovo. “The Flex System EN4172 adapter’s robust, manageable design provides the performance, availability and reliability required for the most demanding, virtualized environments.”

QLogic 10Gb Ethernet: Performance with Flexibility

By delivering wire-speed 10GbE performance with low CPU utilization, QLogic 10GbE adapters excel in modern computing environments. Featuring multiple protocol offload and concurrent LAN (TCP/IP) and SAN (FCoE, iSCSI) protocol processing over a shared 10GbE link, QLogic 10GbE adapters offer maximum flexibility. Ultra-low CPU utilization frees up server cycles for business-critical applications and the increased mobility of virtual machines (VMs).

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