ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Feb. 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- QLogic (Nasdaq:QLGC), the industry leader in Fibre Channel adapters, today announced that Rob Crawford, senior vice president of worldwide sales, has been named one of CRN's 2014 Channel Chiefs for the third consecutive year. This prestigious list of the most powerful leaders in the IT channel recognizes those executives directly responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their organization, while evangelizing the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT Industry.
CRN Channel Chiefs were 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.
"This past year QLogic achieved its 10th consecutive year of leadership in Fibre Channel adapter market share, trail-blazed a new market with the industry's first caching SAN adapters, and continued to expand our base of partners and customers for our 10Gb Ethernet solutions," said Crawford. "Our channel partners have played a major role in these milestones and will continue to be a key part of our strategy to deliver the ultimate in performance for enterprises around the globe."
QLogic Successfully Brings FabricCache to Market, Driving Partner Sales
With the successful roll out of FabricCacheTM, QLogic created new product and valued-added service sales opportunities for partners. FabricCache is the industry's first caching SAN adapter and gives channel partners a high-speed, cost-effective application accelerator that speeds virtualized and clustered applications, and offers incremental revenue-generating opportunities. Under Crawford's leadership, more than 30 partners are now fully trained and certified to capitalize on high-revenue FabricCache opportunities as top-tier Advanced Solutions Program partners, while more than 100 Signature Partner Program members are certified FabricCache resellers.
QLogic Partner Development Programs
QLogic offers a wide breadth of solutions, all supported by focused programs delivered in flexible formats, so partners can choose and educate themselves at their own pace. Under Crawford's direction, QLogic partner programs were refined and expanded to provide better enablement tools, education and training on all QLogic® solutions. The QLogic FlexLab proprietary simulation tool now adds valuable hands-on lab training to the online training experience, providing various interactive exercises and real-time product simulations to augment online instructions. Modular, online training and certification programs were added so partners could educate themselves when most convenient from their own office locations. Expanded Solutions Lab facilities and locations enable partners to engage in hands-on training, product evaluations, customer demonstrations and 'Proof of Concept' testing, saving valuable time and enhancing customer satisfaction with faster, more successful installations of complex solutions.
"We are pleased to highlight the many executives throughout the industry who work tirelessly to advance the standing of the channel community within their organizations. The CRN Channel Chief honorees lead, inspire and engage peers and serve as valuable advocates to help ensure the health and longevity of the channel within the IT industry. We applaud their efforts and look forward to their continued success," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company.
The 2014 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February/March issue of CRN, and online at www.CRN.com.
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.
About The Channel Company
The Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.
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QLogic – the Ultimate in Performance
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