QLogic's Rob Crawford Recognized for Second Consecutive Year as One of UBM Tech Channel's CRN Channel Chiefs

QLogic's Rob Crawford Recognized for Second Consecutive Year as One of UBM
Tech Channel's CRN Channel Chiefs

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Feb. 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- QLogic (Nasdaq:QLGC), a
leading supplier of high performance network infrastructure solutions, today
announced that Rob Crawford, senior vice president of worldwide sales, has
been named one of UBM Tech Channel's CRN 2013 Channel Chiefs for the second
consecutive year. This prestigious list of the most influential and powerful
leaders in the IT channel recognizes those executives directly responsible for
driving channel sales and growth within their organization, while evangelizing
and defending the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT industry.

"With the introduction of new solutions including cache-enabled adapters based
on our Mt. Rainier technology, QLogic is placing a strong emphasis on creating
new business opportunities for our channel partners this year by expanding our
Signature Partner Program with enhanced training and benefits, and launching
the QLogic Advanced Solutions Partner Program," said Crawford. "QLogic channel
partners have been critical to helping us continue our Fibre Channel
leadership and gain momentum in the 10Gb Ethernet space. The Advanced
Solutions Partner Program opens new doors and creates additional revenue
opportunities by enabling resellers to address some of the most
performance-challenged areas in the data center. This program provides
innovative, clustered application acceleration and shared caching solutions
built on our industry-leading adapters."

QLogic Drives 16Gb Fibre Channel Adapter Innovation with Channel Partners

Under Crawford's leadership, QLogic worked closely with channel partners to
launch its next-generation FlexSuite™ 2600 Series adapters. These
"dual-personality" adapters fit seamlessly into current installations as a
16Gb Fibre Channel adapter today and provide end-user field upgradeability to
a 10Gb Ethernet (10GbE)-based converged network adapter (CNA) in the future.
Unlike rip-and-replace and pay-as-you go alternatives, these adapters use
QLogic I/OFlex technology to provide organizations with a future-proof
approach to building highly agile infrastructures, protecting existing Fibre
Channel investments and delivering a simplified and cost-effective path to
network convergence.

Company Expands Partner Program to Support Innovations Such as Mt. Rainier
Technology

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, Crawford expanded the QLogic Signature
Partner Program with the addition of an Advanced Solutions Partner tier.
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.

Under Crawford, QLogic deepened its relationships with the company's existing
partner base. Current partners moved up into higher Signature Partner program
levels, recognizing the growing opportunities available through high-end
QLogic solutions sales. The company invested in a new 24/7 marketing
automation platform, putting a higher volume of qualified end-user leads into
the hands of QLogic Signature Partners even faster. Crawford added new partner
development representatives to focus on driving partner growth and expanded
QLogic's sales team internationally and in North America to enhance the local
touch of QLogic global solutions. Crawford also led the expansion of the
QLogic Solutions Lab, adding extensive new demo equipment to accommodate
partner proof-of-concept solutions testing, customer briefings and product
demos.

"The 2013 Channel Chiefs list recognizes vendor executives dedicated to
driving channel programs in the IT marketplace," said Kelley Damore, senior
vice president, editorial director, CRN. "Our annual Channel Chiefs issue is a
must-read for IT solution providers evaluating new vendors or looking to
expand solution offerings. These are the people, the products and the programs
that any savvy solution provider needs to know. We congratulate this year's
Channel Chiefs for their stellar record of business innovation and applaud
them for their continued dedication to the partner community."

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

For more than ten years, Channel Chiefs have been selected by the CRN
editorial team based on channel experience, program innovations,
channel-driven revenue, and public support for the importance of IT Channel
Sales. Selected by CRN's editorial staff, the 2013 Channel Chiefs list is
featured in the 2/25/13 issue of CRN Magazine and will be featured online at
www.crn.com.

About UBM Tech Channel (www.ubmchannel.com)

UBM Tech Channel, a UBM company, is the premier provider of IT channel-focused
events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With
over 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Tech Channel has the unmatched
channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives
managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to
accelerate technology sales. To learn more about UBM Tech Channel, visit us
at: www.ubmchannel.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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         QLogic Corporation
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         QLogic Corporation
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