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Open source software vendor SuSE Linux and QLogic Corp. today announced an agreement in which QLogic's SANblade(TM) host bus adapters (HBAs) and SANbox(TM) switches will support SuSE Linux 7.3 for integration into SAN solutions for original equipment manufacturers, resellers and system integrators.
"We are completely pleased to work with QLogic as we debut SuSE Linux 7.3," said Holger Dyroff, SuSE Linux director of sales. "Combining their recognized SAN expertise with SuSE 7.3 provides a wide range of enterprise operations with the latest advanced SAN technologies. QLogic's ability to deliver highly customizable SAN solutions meets the latest trend of complete integration of data over diverse networks."
"Offering complete end-to-end connectivity for SANs operating in the Linux environment, extends our products and services for OEMs, system integrators and resellers," said Frank Berry, vice president, QLogic Corp. "Our commitment has always been delivery and service of open-standard, SAN infrastructure solutions that can be tailored to complement the diverse requirements that exist in the complexity of enterprise operations. The opportunity to work with SuSE allows us to advance common SAN technology roadmaps for a new world of companies that see the great value of open source computing."