IT Professionals Select QLogic FabricCache as Market Leader for Price, Performance, Reliability and Innovation

IT Brand Pulse Survey of IT Professionals Identifies QLogic FabricCache as PCIe SSD SAN Adapter Market Leader

Aliso Viejo, California, UNITED STATES

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., July 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- QLogic (Nasdaq:QLGC), the market share leader in Fibre Channel adapters, today announced that its revolutionary FabricCache™ adapter has earned QLogic recognition as the Market Leader for PCIe SSD SAN Adapters in the IT Brand Pulse SSD Brand Leader Survey. FabricCache took top honors in five out of six brand leadership awards, including Price, Performance, Reliability, Innovation and overall Market Leader.

"The invention of FabricCache caused a segmentation of the PCIe SSD survey into SAN and DAS adapters," said Frank Berry, senior analyst, IT Brand Pulse. "In the new category for SAN PCIe SSD, QLogic has established early incumbency as a brand leader for flash-based PCIe solutions that can be shared in a SAN."

FabricCache is the storage industry's first caching SAN adapter, providing enterprise-ready, high-performance application acceleration for SANs. By combining QLogic's market-leading Fibre Channel adapter with PCIe flash cache, FabricCache delivers a dramatically simpler, more cost-efficient and sharable cache solution. FabricCache transparently pools server-based caches across multiple servers, enabling the widest range of mission-critical, virtualized and clustered applications to benefit from flash caching performance acceleration. With QLogic's proven Fibre Channel driver, which offloads caching functions from the server and integrates seamlessly into existing SAN infrastructure, FabricCache also delivers greater ROI, while lowering overall TCO compared to current server-based caching products.

"IT Brand Pulse provides a unique, valuable service to IT professionals, the channel and vendors by identifying brand leadership on a highly granular level," said Chris Humphrey, vice president of corporate marketing, QLogic. "The end-users surveyed in the 2013 SSD Brand Leader Survey recognize that the QLogic FabricCache SAN adapter squarely addresses IT requirements for performance acceleration of mission-critical, virtualized and clustered applications that rely on shared SAN storage. The combination of intelligent caching, our market-leading Fibre Channel adapter, and high-performance PCIe flash, provides organizations with a simple, cost-efficient and powerful enterprise-ready application acceleration solution."

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