QLogic Awarded GSA Schedule Through DLT Solutions

Wednesday, April 18, 2001
Partnership Enables DLT to Offer Complete SAN Solution to Government Agencies

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., and HERNDON, VA -- April 18, 2001 -- DLT Solutions, a premier government solutions partner, and QLogic Corp. (NASDAQ: QLGC), a leading provider of end-to-end storage area network (SAN) infrastructure products, today announced that QLogic's Fibre Channel SAN Solutions are now available to federal, state and local government agencies on the GSA Schedule (#GS-35F-4543G), through DLT Solutions.  

SAN solutions available on the GSA Schedule include QLogic's SANblade Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs), SANbox Fibre Channel switches and high port count director products. The QLA2100, QLA2200 and QLA2300 Series SANblades offer best-in-class performance and functionality for SANs. Based on QLogic's award-winning ISPä Architecture, these HBAs provide all the benefits of Fibre Channel technology, including fabric connections for hundreds of devices, bandwidth up to 400 MB/s (full duplex) and distances up to 20 kilometers.  

QLogic's SANbox switches and directors provide the essential foundation for scalable high-performance SANs. Linking multiple hosts and storage resources, SANbox products create an intelligent connectivity framework to help users share and efficiently access stored data. In single- or multi-switch configurations of any size, SANbox products offer the highest switch performance in the industry. Director products, offering up to 256 ports, are engineered with integrated reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) features, delivering true 99.999 percent availability to enterprise data centers.  

The company's Fibre Channel products are backed by QLogic Reseller Connection, a unique program that provides VARs and integrators with numerous product information tools such as marketing bulletins, hardware and software compatibility listings and training. In addition, QLogic offers the ExpertLink support program that provides customers with the industry's only three-year warranty and 24-hour replacement program for Fibre Channel adapters. 

"We're pleased to announce this partnership with QLogic, as their Fibre Channel SAN Solutions address our government customers' need to efficiently access large volumes of stored data," said Craig P. Abod, president of DLT Solutions. "Customers ordering QLogic's products will benefit from DLT's simplified ordering process, excellent customer support and expert sales representatives." 

"QLogic chose DLT as our Government Distributor to successfully support VAR Government customers," explained Darrell Cavanaugh, director of channel sales, QLogic Corporation. "We believe the depth of QLogic's interoperable, end-to-end products simplifies SAN Solutions and provides a solid base to meet Government requirements." 

QLogic's recently expanded partnership with INRANGE Technologies (Nasdaq: INRG), a leader in scalable storage solutions, will bolster DLT's ability to deliver the industry's highest-performance, end-to-end storage networking solutions, as well as provide enhanced service and support levels to Government customers and partners. 

DLT Solutions provides LAN, NAS, and SAN-based storage solutions based on leading storage partners such as Quantum|ATL, Legato, and QLogic. Through these key partnerships, DLT Solutions works with government agencies to deliver solutions that enable secure and efficient access to an agency's intellectual capital. 

For ordering information, please contact DLT Solutions at 703.708.9675 or email sales@dlt.com. For more information about QLogic's products, please visit: http://www.qlogic.com

About QLogic 

QLogic Corporation (Nasdaq:QLGC) is changing the way the world views Storage Area Networks (SANs), serving OEMs, VARs and system integrators with the only end-to-end SAN infrastructure in the industry. With over 15 years of enterprise storage experience, the company delivers a full range of Fibre Channel switches, PCI host bus adapters, controller silicon and management chips for systems and peripherals, as well as the QLogic Management Suite of SAN management software solutions. A member of the S&P 500 Index, QLogic was ranked fourth on Forbes' Best 200 Small Companies and number 22 on Fortune's 100 Fastest Growing Companies. QLogic is integrated in over 200 OEM solutions, including: ACER, and AMI, Asustek, Compaq, Computer Associates, DataCore, Dell, EMC, FalconStor, Fujitsu, Hitachi, HP, IBM, INRANGE, Iwill, MTI Technology Corp., Quantum, Raidtec, Samsung, Siemens, Sony, Sun, Unisys, VERITAS and XIOtech. For more information about QLogic and its products, contact QLogic Corp., 26600 Laguna Hills Drive, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656; telephone: 800/662-4471 (sales); 949/389-6000 (corporate); fax: 949/389-6126; home page http://www.qlogic.com.  

About DLT Solutions

Founded in 1991, DLT Solutions delivers best of class technology solutions to federal, state and municipal governments and businesses from its headquarters in Herndon, VA. To achieve that mission, DLT has tightly integrated itself with some of the most prominent IT Software and hardware manufacturers in the world, including Autodesk,GoogleNetAppOracleQuest SoftwareRed HatSolarWinds and Symantec, among others. With its product portfolio, multiple procurement vehicles and award-winning track record, DLT confidently supports public sector clients in the technology implementation required to achieve their agency missions. DLT was recently honored as number one in the Term Software License category in the GSA IT Catalog of Top IT Contractors on GSA Schedule 70. For more information or to place an order, contact DLT Solutions at 888-358-4472; email sales@dlt.com or visit www.dlt.com.