QLogic Takes Home Gold for Second Consecutive Year; FabricCache Adapters Score Highest for Innovation and Performance
ALISO VIEJO, Calif., March 11, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- QLogic (Nasdaq:QLGC), the industry leader in Fibre Channel adapters, today announced that the QLogic® FabricCacheTM 10000 Series adapter was named the 2013 Product of the Year in the Storage Infrastructure category by TechTarget's Storage magazine-SearchStorage.com. Editors awarded the gold designation and judges scored FabricCache the highest in innovation and performance among four category finalists. This award gives QLogic the top prize for the second consecutive year; the QLogic FlexSuiteTM 2600 Series Gen 5 16Gb Fibre Channel adapter won gold for Networking Equipment in 2012.
FabricCache is the industry's first caching storage area network (SAN) adapter. It combines QLogic's market-leading Fibre Channel adapter and intelligent caching and I/O management technology with a server-based PCIe® flash card. The unique design enables FabricCache to extend the application acceleration benefits of flash cache to virtualized and clustered applications without changes to existing server software or infrastructure. FabricCache also features simplified management, including plug-ins for VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V and Citrix XenServer hypervisors.
One judge noted, "QLogic has [shown] some innovation here to support using flash technology for server-side caching." Other judges commented on the adapter's on-card cache, flash-cache management and "bang for the buck." In addition to achieving unmatched scores for innovation and performance, FabricCache tied for the highest score in functionality, usability and management.
"The enterprise-ready FabricCache 10000 Series adapter addresses IT requirements for performance acceleration of mission-critical, virtualized and clustered applications that rely on shared SAN storage," said David Clark, product marketing director for FabricCache at QLogic. "This Product of the Year award, along with our growing customer base, validates the value and performance that FabricCache is delivering to the marketplace."
Gold is the highest award level presented by Storage magazine and SearchStorage.com. QLogic was the only winner in the Storage Infrastructure category. Products were judged by the Storage magazine-SearchStorage.com editorial staff, in conjunction with a team of users, industry experts, analysts and consultants. Products were rated based on innovation, performance, ease of integration into existing environments, ease of use and manageability, functionality and value.
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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