QLogic Sweeps All Six Fibre Channel HBA Brand Leader Categories in 2014 IT Brand Pulse Storage Survey

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., July 17, 2014 – QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq: QLGC), the industry leader in Fibre Channel adapters, today announced that for the fifth consecutive year, QLogic has been recognized as the Market Leader in Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs) by IT Brand Pulse. QLogic 16Gb Fibre Channel HBAs swept all six categories in the 2014 Storage Brand Leaders survey, where IT Pros named QLogic the number one Market Leader, Price Leader, Performance Leader, Reliability Leader, Service & Support Leader and Innovation Leader.

“Being recognized as the Market Leader for 16Gb Fibre Channel HBAs in 2014, QLogic becomes the only vendor in the IT Brand Pulse Storage survey to win five consecutive years,” said Frank Berry, CEO and senior analyst at IT Brand Pulse. “This demonstrates that QLogic’s brand preference remains strong among IT professionals, even as the market shifts to higher speed, 16Gb Fibre Channel deployments.”

A trusted source of research, data and analysis of IT infrastructure, IT Brand Pulse delivers non-vendor-sponsored survey data that captures the perceptions of IT professionals. Brand Leader Surveys covering hundreds of IT categories each year–from servers, storage and networking to software and other broad IT market segments–are conducted regularly. Responses are solicited from more than 1,000,000 members of on-line groups and the IT Brand Pulse IT Pro and end-user database.

“IT Brand Pulse surveys carry particular merit, as results are generated from direct interaction with the IT professionals who are familiar with the products and solutions most valued in the data center,” said Vikram Karvat, vice president marketing, QLogic. “Recognition from these IT professionals validates the overall quality and value that QLogic continually delivers with our Fibre Channel solutions.”

Why QLogic?
The most advanced networks demand sophisticated capabilities, and for 20 years QLogic has consistently delivered performance, innovation, flexibility, reliability and control for these environments. Breakthrough application performance gives customers faster time-to-data. Innovation delivers new capabilities, greater efficiency and maximum performance. Unprecedented flexibility connects mission-critical applications to any storage network. Reliability is backed by the highest mean-time-between-failure and the industry’s only five-year warranties, and robust infrastructure management capabilities put network controls in the hands of customers.

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