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QLogic Backs NVM Express Interface for Faster SSD Storage Networks

| December 3, 2014 | Reply

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Company Joins NVM Express, Inc. to Help Drive Broader Adoption of Fabric-Based Non-Volatile Memory Storage Solutions

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., December 3, 2014 – QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq: QLGC), a leading supplier of high performance network infrastructure solutions, today announced that it has joined NVM Express, Inc., the organization that was formed to define the NVM Express storage interface protocol and enable broad ecosystem adoption of the technology. Taking a standards-based approach, the NVM Express (NVMe) interface is designed to enable the full performance potential provided by non-volatile memory (NVM) storage devices, such as PCI Express solid state drives (SSDs).

“SSD-based solutions continue to permeate the storage landscape in enterprises and cloud-based environments,” said Craig Carlson, senior technologist in the office of the CTO at QLogic. “NVM Express, Inc. is focused on creating industry standards that help organizations get the most from their NVM investments. QLogic has served in prominent industry-standard organizations for many years and will be putting our technical expertise toward the advancement of NVM Express.”

“NVM Express, Inc. and all its members have done a great deal to advance the NVM Express interface for NVM-based storage environments today and for future generations,” said David Akerson, marketing manager for NVM Express, Inc. “We’re excited to have companies like QLogic see the benefits of NVM Express and want to get involved in delivering standards to enable a robust ecosystem – which is especially important as end users continue transforming their IT infrastructures.”

About NVM Express

NVM Express is the optimized, high performance, scalable host controller interface with a streamlined register interface and command set designed for NVM based storage. NVM Express was developed to reduce latency and provide faster performance with support for security and end-to-end data protection. The first NVM Express products began shipping in 2014 and have demonstrated up to six times greater performance and lower latency than SATA solid state drives. NVM Express specifications are owned by NVM Express, Inc.

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