ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Aug. 30, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) — QLogic(r) Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC), the leader in Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs), stackable switches and blade server switches, today announced that QLogic SANbox(r) Fibre Channel switches and SANblade(r) Fibre Channel HBAs have completed qualification testing in the Symantec Technology Enabled Program (STEP) for Veritas Storage Foundation 5.0 by Symantec, the next generation of Symantec´s industry-leading storage management and virtualization technology. Qualified products include QLogic SANblade 2300 Series and 2400 Series Fibre Channel HBAs and SANbox 3000 Series and 5000 Series Fibre Channel switches. With this qualification, enterprise customers can confidently transition from Storage Foundation 4.0 to version 5.0 in QLogic-based storage area networks (SANs).

"Our longstanding relationship with QLogic is critical in serving our mutual enterprise customers," said Raja Srinivasan, senior manager, Symantec Technology Enabled Program. "With previous support for Veritas Storage Foundation and this latest qualification, QLogic is continually at the forefront of delivering highly interoperable storage solutions with the latest innovations."

Storage Foundation 5.0, which supports all operating system platforms, enables IT organizations to standardize storage operations throughout the data center. Its unique set of solutions provides IT organizations with unprecedented visibility and control of the diverse server and storage assets in their data centers, with significant product enhancements including new centralized management capabilities, enhanced storage virtualization, and full support for enterprise applications and databases.

"Symantec is delivering an industry first with Veritas Storage Foundation 5.0 by providing the capability to view application and storage resources across the entire data center, across every major operating system and storage hardware platform," said Frank Berry, vice president of marketing, QLogic Corp. "This integrated solution takes the complexity out of enterprise SANs and allows IT departments to focus on other challenges."

From the largest enterprise datacenter to the smallest home business, QLogic offers SAN connectivity solutions to meet the needs of any IT environment. Each SANbox switch comes pre-loaded with all the management tools required to easily connect servers to storage, maximizing the return on server and storage investments. QLogic SANblade Fibre Channel HBAs, the market share leader, offer best-in-class SAN performance and functionality — plus the convenience of a single driver per OS for all 2Gb and 4Gb HBAs. QLogic switches and HBAs can be set up by technical generalists within minutes with wizards and auto-configuration tools that automate the entire installation and management process.

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QLogic is a leading supplier of high performance storage networking solutions including Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs), blade server embedded Fibre Channel switches, Fibre Channel stackable switches, iSCSI HBAs, iSCSI routers and storage services platforms for enabling advanced storage management applications. The company is also a leading supplier of server networking products including InfiniBand host channel adapters that accelerate cluster performance. QLogic products are delivered to small-to-medium businesses and large enterprises around the world via its channel partner community. QLogic products are also powering solutions from leading companies like Cisco, Dell, EMC, Hitachi Data Systems, HP, IBM, NEC, Network Appliance and Sun Microsystems. QLogic is a member of the S&P 500 Index. For more information go to

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