SOURCE: Network Equipment Technologies

March 19, 2008 09:00 ET

Network Equipment Technologies Collaborates With QLogic to Provide Certified InfiniBand Solutions

Delivering End-to-End InfiniBand Solutions for Government and Commercial Customers

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - March 19, 2008) - Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. (NET) (NYSE: NWK) a global provider of multi-service network and voice exchange solutions for government and enterprise customers, today announced that it is collaborating with QLogic Corp., a leader in networking for storage and high performance computing (HPC), to cross-certify InfiniBand products to provide seamless networking solutions. NET joins the QLogic HPCtrack partner program to drive usage, provide solutions and deliver support to joint InfiniBand customers.

NET's NX5010 high-speed multiprotocol exchange platform enables the extension of InfiniBand fabrics over the WAN, allowing datacenters and disparate computing and storage resources to be connected into a single pool of utilizable and interchangeable assets. The NX5010, in combination with QLogic InfiniBand switches and host channel adapters (HCAs), offers customers a robust end-to-end solution for InfiniBand over the LAN and WAN.

"Our relationship with QLogic and our participation in their HPCtrack partner program are a core element of our partner-centric market strategy. NET is excited to join QLogic in its efforts to deliver superior InfiniBand solutions," said John Sandschulte, VP and GM of NET's Broadband Technology Group. "We are enthusiastic about this partnership and are looking forward to working with QLogic as the InfiniBand market continues to expand."

The QLogic HPCtrack program provides its alliance partners with access to the resources they need to create, test and certify their solutions' interoperability with QLogic storage and high performance clustering technologies. The program is designed to provide the building blocks for partner companies to certify and optimize SAN and HPC solutions.

"The addition of NET to the QLogic HPCtrack program allows us to deliver certified solutions with all the benefits of InfiniBand within the datacenter and across the WAN to our mutual HPC customers in the commercial and government markets," said Joe Kimpler, director of business alliances, QLogic Corp. "We look forward to working with NET to expand InfiniBand's footprint in the HPC market and to extend its reach into new markets and applications."

About Network Equipment Technologies, Inc.

For nearly a quarter of a century, Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. has provided voice and data communications equipment for multi-service networks requiring high degrees of versatility, interoperability, security and performance. NET's broad family of products are purpose-built for mixed-service, multi-protocol networks; bandwidth-sensitive site communications; high performance, security-sensitive transmissions; and converged communications. The company's NX Series for network exchange solutions and VX Series for voice exchange solutions enable interoperability and integration with existing networks for seamless migration to secure IP-based voice and data communications. In addition, Quintum, a subsidiary of NET, delivers VoIP access solutions that bring the reliability and voice clarity of public telephone networks to Internet telephony.

QLogic and HPCtrack are trademarks or registered trademarks of QLogic, Corporation. InfiniBand is a trademark and service mark of the InfiniBand Trade Association. Other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of the companies with which they are associated.

Contact Information

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    Network Equipment Technologies, Inc.
    Leigh Salvo
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