QLogic Launches Advanced Solutions Partner Program to Turn Breakthrough Data Center Technologies Into Partner Profits

QLogic Launches Advanced Solutions Partner Program to Turn Breakthrough Data
Center Technologies Into Partner Profits

Innovative Program Tailored to Drive Superior Level of Partner Success With
Products Based on Groundbreaking Mt. Rainier Technology

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Dec. 11, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- QLogic (Nasdaq:QLGC)
today expanded its highly successful Signature Partner Program, a CRN 5-Star
Partner Program, with the addition of the Advanced Solutions Partner tier. The
new top-level partner tier is designed to support an expanding solutions
portfolio, including upcoming products based on the company's Mt. Rainier
shared SSD caching adapter technology and other breakthrough data center
innovations. Authorized Advanced Solutions Partners will gain the skills,
training and tools to successfully deploy and support new high-margin data
center connectivity technology sales plus exclusive access to top-level
program benefits and resources.

"QLogic's Advanced Solutions Partner program hits the sweet spot for channel
partners looking to add incremental revenues through unique technical
solutions," said Noemi Greyzdorf, vice president of strategy and alliance at
Cambridge Computing and an inaugural Advanced Solutions Partner. "The Advanced
Solutions Partner program delivers unique value and a competitive advantage by
enabling QLogic partners to pursue emerging growth opportunities and
capitalize on key data center trends."

Advanced Solutions Partner Program

The Advanced Solutions Partner program equips QLogic® partners with the tools
and expertise to successfully address the hottest technology developments in
SSD caching, virtualization and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI),
enterprise cluster applications, cloud computing and data migration. These
high performance data center technologies create growth opportunities for
channel partners that require advanced partnership enablement, including
consultation, deployment and associated services.

"Products based on QLogic's Mt. Rainier technology will bring the benefits of
SSD performance acceleration to a broad set of applications in the data
center, seamlessly integrating into an existing SAN to create new business
growth opportunities with existing customers," said Ashby Lincoln, CEO at
VeriStor, an inaugural Advanced Solutions Partner. "Backing these
groundbreaking products is the Advanced Solutions Partner program, which gives
our teams the tools, training and expertise to tap into data center trends to
improve our revenues, expand our margins and grow our overall business."

Participating channel partners receive all the same program benefits as QLogic
Platinum Partners plus access to targeted marketing, sales and technical
enablement programs. Advanced Solutions Partners receive in-depth technical
and sales training; qualified end-user leads; dedicated technical sales
support; access to QLogic's Solutions lab; early access to demonstration units
and beta testing programs and more.

"Advanced Solutions Partners will receive the additional resources and support
necessary to ensure success for themselves and the customers we jointly
serve," said Rob Crawford, senior vice president of worldwide sales, QLogic.
"By combining groundbreaking technologies with innovative partner enablement
programs, we are deepening our investment in the channel, giving our partners
new market and business growth opportunities, and furthering our leadership
position in high performance data center connectivity solutions."

On January 8, 2013, IT Brand Pulse and QLogic will host a webinar for IT
administrators and channel partners on the benefits of server-side caching.
This Mt. Rainier technology webinar details how transparently integrating
shared, server-based I/O caching is the ideal solution for maximizing SAN
performance. To register for the first in this valuable, educational webinar
series simply click here or use this link
http://qlogic.adobeconnect.com/ssdjailbreak/event/registration.html.

Additional Signature Partner Program Benefits

QLogic also announced enhanced program benefits for Gold and Platinum
Signature Partners, highlighted by a new prequalified lead processing and
distribution program. Signature Partner Program members will soon have access
to prequalified leads based on a partner's addressable core market and
vertical market expertise. Eligible partners will receive increased access to
a dedicated sales account manager who can assist with resources needed to
close deals. Signature Partners have 24/7 access to QLogic's simple, automated
Partner Connection portal, which provides promotional information, marketing
collateral, quick status on certification and sales incentives, and beginning
early 2013 specific customer leads provided by QLogic Sales.

"As QLogic gains momentum in the 10Gb Ethernet market and advances our
leadership in server-to-storage connectivity with our next-generation
FlexSuite 2600 Series 16Gb Fibre Channel adapters, our focus continues to be
on growing our channel business and creating new business opportunities for
our partners," said Chris Lorenz, senior manager of worldwide channel
marketing, QLogic.

All QLogic Signature Partners receive registration discounts, no-cost demo
equipment, reward spiffs, product promotions and free training certifications.
Resellers interested in qualifying for the QLogic Signature Partner Program
should send inquiries to channelmarketing@qlogic.com.

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QLogic-- the Ultimate in Performance

QLogic (Nasdaq:QLGC) is a global leader and technology innovator in high
performance networking, including adapters, switches and ASICs. Leading OEMs
and channel partners worldwide rely on QLogic products for their data, storage
and server networking solutions. For more information, visit www.qlogic.com.

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networking markets served; the ability to maintain and gain market or industry
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         QLogic Corporation
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         QLogic Corporation
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