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 email@example.com.
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