QLogic Named to CRN's 5-Star Partner Program Guide for Second Consecutive Year
5-Star Designation in Annual Guide Identifies the IT Channel's Most Elite
Vendor Partner Programs
ALISO VIEJO, Calif., March 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- QLogic (Nasdaq:QLGC),
a leading supplier of high performance network infrastructure solutions, today
announced it has been named to CRN's 2013 Partner Program Guide, and awarded a
5-Star Partner rating for the second consecutive year.
The CRN Partner Program Guide is the definitive listing of manufacturers and
software publishers that deliver services and products to solution providers
and the IT Channel. The 5-Star Partner Program rating recognizes an elite
subset of Partner Program Guide vendors who give solution providers the best
partnering elements in their channel programs.
The vendor assessment methodology is based on objective criteria that takes
into account each company's investments in program offerings, partner
profitability, partner training, education, marketing resources and programs,
as well as overall sales support and communication.
To support an expanding solutions portfolio of breakthrough data center
innovations, QLogic expanded its QLogic Signature Partner Program with the
addition of an Advanced Solutions Partner tier. Authorized Advanced Solutions
Partners 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.
"Our channel partners have played a key role in our Fibre Channel adapter
leadership and our momentum in the 10Gb Ethernet space," said Rob Crawford,
senior vice president of worldwide sales, QLogic. "This past year, we expanded
our Signature Partner Program with more benefits and enhanced training.
Additionally, we launched the QLogic Advanced Solutions Partner Program to
create expanded revenue opportunities for our reseller partners with
innovative new solutions such as our recently announced FabricCache™ 10000
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 email@example.com.
"The companies listed in CRN's 2013 Partner Program Guide represent a
comprehensive list of the best channel programs in the market today," said
Kelley Damore, senior vice president and editorial director, for UBM Tech
Channel's CRN. "The 5-star award is reserved for vendors that understand that
a successful partnership does not rely solely on the technology. By offering
their partners tools, education and regular updates, vendors on this list go
above and beyond traditional support to ensure a mutually beneficial
The 2013 Partner Program Guide will be featured on CRN.com and the 5-Star
Partners listing will be highlighted in the March 2013 issue of CRN.
About UBM Tech Channel
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
About UBM llc
UBM llc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and
bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and
provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We
focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game
developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists
around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries is organized into
specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and
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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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