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."