QLogic

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QLogic Corporation
Type Public
Traded as NASDAQQLGC
Industry Computer Networking
Founded 1994
Headquarters Aliso Viejo, California, USA
Key people Prasad Rampalli, CEO
Revenue Increase$485 million USD (2013)[1]
Operating income Increase$58 million USD (2013)[1]
Net income Increase$73 million USD (2013)[1]
Employees 1,229 (2013)[2]
Website [3]
SAN-switch Qlogic with optical FC connectors installed.

QLogic Corporation is an Aliso Viejo, California-based[3] manufacturer of high performance networking equipment. It also sells QLogic-branded products via distributors to value-added resellers.

History[edit]

QLogic was created in 1992 after being spun off by Emulex; the two are now competitors for the Fibre Channel HBA market. QLogic has acquired many companies over the years including Ancor, Little Mountain Group, PathScale, SilverStorm and NetXen. QLogic's original business was disk controllers. This business was sold to Marvell in 2005. QLogic was led by chairman H.K. Desai[4] from 1996 until his death in June 2014. [5] Prasad Rampalli is the company's CEO.

Storage Networking Products[edit]

  • Fibre Channel Caching Adapters
    • QLogic 10000 Series
      • 8Gb-to-PCIe 2.0 + 200GB or 400GB PCIe daughter card
  • Fibre Channel Adapters
    • QLogic 2600 Series
      • 16Gb-to-PCIe 3.0
    • QLogic 18000 Series
      • 16Gb-to-PCIe 2.0
    • QLogic 2500 Series
      • 8Gb-to-PCIe 2.0
    • QLogic 800 Series
      • 8Gb-to-PCIe 2.0
    • QLogic 2400 Series
      • 4Gb-to-PCIe and PCI-X 2.0
  • iSCSI Adapters
    • QLogic 4000 Series
      • 1GbE-to-PCIe and PCI-X 2.0
  • Fibre Channel Switches
    • QLogic 5000 Series
      • 8Gb – Stackable, scale from 8 to 120 ports per stack, link multiple stacks
    • QLogic 3000 Series
      • 8Gb – Entry level, up to 8 ports per switch

Converged Network Products[edit]

  • Converged Network Adapters
    • QLogic 8300 Series
      • 10GbE-to-PCIe 3.0, multi-protocol(FCoE, iSCSI, and TCP-IP)
    • QLogic 8200 Series
      • 10GbE-to-PCIe 2.0, multi-protocol(FCoE, iSCSI, and TCP-IP)
    • QLogic 1800 Series
      • 16Gb FC and 10GbE-to-PCIe 3.0, multi-protocol(FCoE, iSCSI, and TCP-IP)
    • QLogic 1000 Series
      • 10GbE-to-PCIe 3.0, multi-protocol(FCoE and TCP-IP)
  • Intelligent Ethernet Adapters
    • QLogic 3200 Series
      • 10GbE-to-PCIe 2.0

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • 2013
    • CRN's 5-Star Partner Program Guide winner for second consecutive year
    • QLogic leads the Fibre Channel Adapter market by more than 12 percentage points and has been the market share leader for 10 consecutive years - Dell'Oro Group
  • 2012
    • QLogic leads the Fibre Channel Adapter market by more than 11 percentage points and has been the market share leader for nine consecutive years – Dell’Oro Group
    • Storage Magazine Product of the Year Award (16Gb Fibre Channel Adapters Series)
    • Storage Magazine Storage Solution of the Year
    • IT Brand Pulse March 2012 Brand Leader Awards for Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters (Price Leader, Market Leader, Performance Leader, Reliability Leader)
    • CRN Top 100 Data Center Award
  • 2011
    • SearchStorage/Storage Magazine Products of the Year Finalist for Networking Equipment (8200 Series Adapters)
  • 2009
    • Everything Channel Five-Star Partner Program Guide certification for fourth consecutive year
    • SearchStorage/Storage Magazine “Silver” Networking Product of the Year Award (8100 Series Adapters)
    • StorAge Magazine Best FCoE Connectivity Solutions (8100 Series Adapters)
  • 2008
    • AEA Product of the Year (QLogic 8Gb network)
    • VARBusiness Gold Five-Star Award
    • Technology Council Company of the Year
    • Storage Magazine Product of the Year Finalist (QLogic 8Gb network)
  • 2007
    • Storage Magazine Product of the Year Silver Award (9000 Series Switches)
    • Forbes 200 List of Best Small Companies for second consecutive year
    • Best Practices Award
    • Five-Star Rating from VAR Business and Government VAR Magazines
  • 2005
    • Named to NASDAQ Global Select Market
  • 2003
    • QLogic 2Gb Fibre Channel Switches win Network Computing "Switch Product of the Year" award
  • 2002
    • QLogic 2Gb Fibre Channel Adapters win Network Computing "Overall Storage Product of the Year" award

Acquisitions[edit]

  • 2014
    • Acquired certain 10/40/100Gb Ethernet controller-related assets from Broadcom®
    • Signed a broad technology alliance agreement with Brocade Communications Systems® and acquired its Fibre Channel and Converged Network Adapter business
  • 2009
    • Acquired NetXen and Intelligent Ethernet Adapter products
  • 2005
    • Acquired Troika Networks and storage virtualization products
  • 2001
    • Acquired Little Mountain Group and iSCSI chip and adapter products
  • 2000
    • Acquired Ancor Communications and switch products
  • 1998
    • Acquired Silicon Design Resources, Inc.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c [1]
  2. ^ [2]
  3. ^ http://www.hoovers.com/free/search/simple/xmillion/index.xhtml?query_string=QLogic&which=company&page=1&search_x=0&search_y=0
  4. ^ H. Desai - Forbes
  5. ^ http://www.ocbj.com/news/2014/jun/09/qlogics-desai-dies-68/

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