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Independent Research Confirms QLogic FabricCache Delivers on Customer Preferences for Enterprise Application Acceleration
Taneja Group Multi-Client Study Validates FabricCache Design and Capabilities

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., July 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- QLogic (Nasdaq:QLGC), the market share leader in Fibre Channel adapters, today announced the industry's first caching SAN adapter, FabricCache™, directly addresses customer preferences for enterprise application acceleration technologies, according to the recent multi-client study by Taneja Group.* The Storage Acceleration and Performance Technologies study revealed that server-based storage acceleration solutions are the "most valued" by respondents and that Fibre Channel is the "most preferred" storage protocol for application acceleration. The study also confirmed that virtualized data centers have the greatest need for application performance acceleration and that customers are increasingly investigating enterprise caching for potential solutions.

The Taneja Group study uncovered market conditions and buyer perceptions favorable to FabricCache. I/O performance, storage performance limitations and capital expenditures on storage make up the top six drivers for deploying storage acceleration solutions. Forty-two percent of respondents reported I/O performance causing unresponsive applications or application failures as the number one driver. Storage performance negatively impacting IT efficiencies, including maximizing server virtualization initiatives and meeting service level agreements (SLAs), were identified by half of all respondents as top drivers for deploying storage acceleration.

"QLogic is already the market leader in Fibre Channel HBAs. With FabricCache the customer not only gets the familiar HBA functionality but also acceleration for all applications running on the server," said Arun Taneja, founder and CEO of the Taneja Group. "The caching SAN adapter is a simple deployment method for cache-accelerating technologies that is non-disruptive to existing infrastructures, delivers transparent, shared caching and appears to the network as a Fibre Channel SAN adapter. And unlike most server-captive cache offerings today, FabricCache delivers the benefits of caching to all servers and applications in the SAN."

According to the Taneja Group study, applications with the greatest need for acceleration were server virtualization (54 percent of respondents), cloud (34 percent), desktop virtualization (31 percent), data warehouse (31 percent) and ERP/financial (30 percent). Exceptionally simple to deploy and manage, FabricCache transforms single-server, captive cache into a pooled cache resource, enabling server-side cache to be shared transparently with virtualized and clustered applications. FabricCache accelerates the widest range of mission-critical, enterprise applications that rely on SAN storage, dramatically lowering latency and increasing throughput at a cost significantly lower than comparable products or storage build-outs.

For more information about FabricCache virtualized and clustered application acceleration and the Taneja Group Storage Acceleration and Performance Technologies study visit the QLogic FabricCache microsite at

*Taneja Group, Storage Acceleration and Performance Technologies multi-client study, June 2013

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