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QLogic grabs Broadcom Ethernet assets

QLogic has signed a deal with Broadcom to buy some Ethernet assets and license its Fibre Channel IP. The converged network controller maker is spending $147m in cash to buy: some 10/40/100Gbit Ethernet controller-related assets and non-exclusive licences to certain intellectual property relating primarily to Broadcom’s …
Chris Mellor, 19 Feb 2014
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QLogic: Trying to squeeze MORE from Oracle RACs? Piece of cache

Wanna give your Oracle real application cluster setup a fivefold transactions-per-minute boost? Just add a flash-cached host bus adapter between the Oracle gear and its SAN, says QLogic... preferably its own. Fibre Channel host bus adaptor (HBA) vendor QLogic has a new line of network adapters called FabricCache which use its …
Chris Mellor, 24 Sep 2013

QLogic brandishes axe over staff, seeks $20m cost savings

Some of the reasons for QLogic's ousting of its CEO have become clearer after the company issued a restructuring statement. An undisclosed number of staff will be laid off; some engineering operations are going to be consolidated (presumably reducing overlap and costs); and the focus on product development is going to get " …
Chris Mellor, 10 Jun 2013
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Emulex to QLogic: Adapter biz is shrinking, but we're still swimming

Emulex's latest results show it overtaking QLogic in the traditional server storage connectivity market – despite the fact that the pie which they're divvying up is becoming increasingly smaller. The fourth fiscal 2013 Emulex quarter finished at the end of June and saw revenues of $120.4m – showing the usual seasonal fourth …
Chris Mellor, 15 Aug 2013
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QLogic and Emulex struggling to escape Fibre Channel woes

Businesses exist to make profits. Quarterly results statements provide a window through which to look at how publicly-owned businesses are doing. So, QLogic and Emulex: how are you doing? QLogic did well in its third fiscal 2014 quarter, which finished on December 29 last year, with profits up both sequentially and annually. …
Chris Mellor, 06 Feb 2014

Brocade flogs adapter biz to QLogic: Are they cutting losses or pleasing investors?

Late last week data networking gear firm Brocade announced it was selling its Ethernet and Fibre Channel adapter business to QLogic for an undisclosed sum. The storage networking host bus adapter (HBA) market was entered by Brocade in May 2007 with both iSCSI adapters and HBA products. The HBAs were marketed with messages …
Chris Mellor, 20 Jan 2014

QLogic's save-the-biz pitch: Ditch the switch glitch - get rich

Troubled storage adapter supplier QLogic is getting out of the Fibre Channel switch business to save cash and focus resources on its adapters. The news came as investors and analysts digested the firm's quarterly results showing its first loss in over two years. A flattish FC host bus adapter (HBA) and converged network adapter …
Chris Mellor, 30 Jul 2013

Flailing QLogic's boss gives up CEO, president gigs

Simon Biddiscombe, server adapter maker QLogic's CEO and the driver of its Mount Rainier flash-enhanced HBA program, has resigned "to pursue other opportunities," with a search for a new CEO underway. Biddiscombe's departure comes after two years of falling revenue and a decline in profitability. He has also left his position as …
Chris Mellor, 20 May 2013
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QLogic: 3 words - caching SAN adapter. Just blew your mind, didn't we?

QLogic has announced its transparent adapter-based flash caching aimed at accelerating applications that access a SAN for data. FabricCache is the first product implementation of its Mount Rainier technology and, as well as adding a flash cache to QLogic's Host Bus Adapters (HBAs), it shares that cache between clustered servers …
Chris Mellor, 21 Mar 2013

Added flash fails to get network adapters out of QLogic's doors

QLogic reported revenues of $117.9m for its second fiscal 2013 quarter ending 30 September, down 13.5 per cent on the year-ago quarter, and down 9.6 per cent on the first 2013 quarter. It made a profit of $11.9m, way down on the year-ago quarter's $28.7m and the preceding quarter's $18.4m. The business is shrinking. QLogic Q2 …
Chris Mellor, 26 Oct 2012

QLogic drops veil on new flashy adapter technology

QLogic is adding flash caching capability to its storage network adapter cards in a project called Mount Rainier. The company makes host bus adapters (HBAs) to connect servers to Fibre Channel accessed SANs and converged network adapters (CNAs) to link servers to iSCI and FCoE accessed SANs as well as to Ethernet networks. …
Chris Mellor, 06 Sep 2012
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QLogic hops around, waits to hitch a ride on flash-boosted bus

Server adapter biz QLogic is bouncing around like it often does in its third quarter, but revenues are down and it is hoping that the imminent arrival of Mount Rainier will boost to its business. QLogic is one of the two big-time server SAN host bus adapter (HBA) suppliers (Emulex is the other), and Mount Rainier is the …
Chris Mellor, 28 Jan 2013

QLogic to launch Transformers-style adapter cards: They're also flash caches

QLogic is adding flash storage to its server adapter cards so they become PCIe-connected flash caches, speeding up SAN I/O-bound applications in the servers with read I/O acceleration. The company makes a line of Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) and Ethernet-based Converged Network Adapters (CNAs) that can run the FCoE …
Chris Mellor, 21 Aug 2012

QLogic warms to flash

QLogic, one of the two main suppliers of storage networking adapters, is thinking of applying its expertise to building PCIe flash cards, according to Stifel Nicolaus analyst Aaron Rakers. He has talked to QLogic CEO Simon Biddiscombe, and reports that the company is warming to PCIe flash products, such as the ioDrives from …
Chris Mellor, 15 Sep 2011
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Emulex squeaks into profit: Chew on that, QLogic, 0.7 big ones

A year ago Emulex recorded $118.4m revenues and a loss of $7.2m in its first fiscal 2012 quarter. A year later revenues are up 1 per cent to $119.3m and it has scraped a profit of $700k. Whew! Emulex makes network adapters, and more than 80 per cent of its revenues comes from products like Fibre Channel HBAs and Ethernet …
Chris Mellor, 26 Oct 2012

QLogic: We can't flog adapters when no one's buying servers

QLogic, in the stagnant and low-growth adapter businesses, has announced weak quarterly results, and is pinning its hopes on ASICs and soon-to-be-revealed new server-based products unlike anything it has produced before. Q primarily sells adapters that connect servers to networks such as the Fibre Channel HBAs (Host Bus Adapters …
Chris Mellor, 27 Jul 2012
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MYSTERY as QLogic hurls InfiniBand from train

Storage networking and InfiniBand supplier is giving up on InfiniBand and selling that business line to Intel for $125 million. QLogic is in a seemingly permanent duel with Emulex, from which it was spun-out in 1994, for dominance in the Fibre Channel host bus adapter (HBA) market and also the so far un-dynamic Fibre Channel …
Chris Mellor, 06 Feb 2012
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QLogic showers in gravy as parent Emulex hits dry spell

Quarterly results show Emulex spinout QLogic quietly excelling while Emulex is still trying to dig itself out of a hole. Both companies sell Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs), and Ethernet connectivity products such as converged network adapters (CNAs). Emulex has silicon products that provide connectivity inside arrays, …
Chris Mellor, 31 Oct 2011
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QLogic CFO Biddiscombe moves up to CEO

Storage adaptor firm QLogic will have a new CEO from 15 November onwards. Simon Biddiscombe, the current chief financial officer, has been appointed by QLGC's board of directors. Long-term QLogic boss H K Desai is moving upstairs to become executive chairman. He has been CEO for 15 years and is in his mid-sixties. We speculated …
Chris Mellor, 22 Oct 2010

Intel upsets apple cart, snaps up QLogic's InfiniBand biz

The high-performance networking market just got a whole lot more interesting, with Intel shelling out $125m to acquire the InfiniBand switch and adapter product lines from upstart QLogic. Intel has made no secret that it wants to bolster its Data Center and Connected Systems business by getting network equipment providers to use …
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Emulex rustles up a Mulligan for its hungry network gumble floggers

Emulex has appointed a senior vice-president for operations, signalling new CEO Jeff Benck's intention to have his company survive as a viable business. Emulex makes Fibre Channel storage host bus adapters (HBAs), Converged Network Adaptors (CNAs) and has recently bought Endace for its Ethernet network monitoring and analysis …
Chris Mellor, 30 Jul 2013
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Dell'Oro gives QLogic CNA market lead

Dell'Oro peered around the corner into the school bike sheds to see who was pissing higher up the CNA and HBA walls. Turns out QLogic is leading the CNA market and not Emulex. Back in May Emulex publicised an Infonetics report giving it CNA (Converged Network Adapter) market leadership ahead of arch-rival QLogic, which it …
Chris Mellor, 13 Aug 2010
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QLogic's 3G CNA does three things at once

QLogic now has a third-generation network adapter that can run three network protocols at once, do virtual machine commas in a server, and deploy 1gigabit and 10 gigabit Ethernet ports from its single chip. This chip with the chops is its third generation CNA (Converged Network Adaptor), built to handle both storage and Ethernet …
Chris Mellor, 11 Oct 2010
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Emulex and QLogic both claim to be best

Emulex and QLogic have both released statements saying they are winning in Fibre Channel adapter-land, and it's emerged that Emulex's claim to FCoE adapter leadership might be flaky. The Fibre Channel host bus adapter (HBA) market is basically a two-horse race between Emulex and QLogic with new entrant Brocade not having large …
Chris Mellor, 17 May 2010
Emulex and QLogic revenue trends to Feb 2013

Wham SAN, thank you ma'am: Adapter biz smacks biggest rival

After Emulex's long, arduous revenues climb, and the simultaneous droop in fortunes of QLogic, it seems it has finally caught up to its high-flying SAN adapter competitor - and if current trends continue, it could even hang on to the top spot. That is, if QLogic's new Rainier product doesn't give it the bounce it needs to …
Chris Mellor, 04 Feb 2013
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QLogic sues over video of chip frying egg

Storage networking outfit QLogic has sued archrival Emulex for posting a web video that shows an egg frying on a QLogic converged network adapter. As noticed by The Street, QLogic filed suit on Monday in a California Superior Court, claiming the Emulex video is intentionally deceptive. "Emulex's video purporting to show an egg …
Cade Metz, 13 Feb 2010
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QLogic spans Dell's InfiniBand

When Dell sells servers to an HPC customer, QLogic wants to be the network interconnect provider of choice when it comes to the InfiniBand protocol. In the HPC market, every hop in the network interconnect is something to be avoided, and density in server form factors is an issue. This is why blade server makers don't just make …
The Register breaking news

QLogic: Software FCoE can't cut it

What does a HW Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) vendor think of Intel's software FCoE stack? We asked QLogic's Host Solutions Group through Henrik Hansen, its European marketing director. Intel has released an openly available Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) software stack so users can send and receive messages to Fibre …
Chris Mellor, 24 Feb 2011

HP stacks up QLogic

HP is to OEM QLogic's stackable 5800 Fibre Channel switch, which is making QLogic quite excited. HP will sell an SN6000 product. This is sourced from QLogic's 5800, an 8-port, 8Gbit/s Fibre Channel (FC) base switch, which can have up to five additional switches stacked on it using 10Gbit/s inter-switch links (ISLs). As each …
Chris Mellor, 19 Feb 2010

Fibre Channel Industry Association extends roadmap to 128G bps

It's all about speed: the industry association behind Fibre Channel has laid out its acceleration timeline, with 32G bps 128G bps now nailed to the calendar. The Fibre Channel Industry Association has set down its Gen 6 standard, and its timeline puts shipment of kit following the spec at 2016. The basic channel in the …

Oracle working on at least 13 Heartbleed fixes

Oracle has emitted its formal advice about Heartbleed, revealing it has 13 products that need a patch and 14 more “which may be vulnerable”. Detailed here, Oracle points out that all its cloud services should be Heartbleed-proof, and that six of its products – including Oracle Linux 6 and Solaris 11.2 – were vulnerable but can …
Simon Sharwood, 16 Apr 2014
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QLogic gets another CNA kiss from IBM

IBM is double-dating with QLogic and its Fibre Channel over Ethernet adapters, in contrast to its less enthusiastic affair with Emulex. Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) has Fibre Channel data packets transmitted across an Ethernet network with the server using a Converged Network Adapter (CNA) which combines the functions of …
Chris Mellor, 21 Oct 2009

Emulex 'hired Goldman Sachs to find themselves a buyer' - report

SAN storage adaptor supplier Emulex has hired Goldman Sachs to find a buyer, according to Bloomberg. Neither Emulex nor Goldman Sachs have confirmed the story, which Bloomberg says it heard from two people "with knowledge of the situation". The rationale for such a sale is strong. The Fibre Channel HBA market, which Emulex and …
Chris Mellor, 04 Jul 2013
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QLogic gets IBM design wins

IBM has announced that it is to use QLogic adapters to provide Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) storage networking. QLogic has revealed that tier 1 server vendor IBM will use its 8100 Converged Network Adapter (CNA) products to provide FCoE connectivity on all of its rack and tower series servers. These include Xeon 5500 “ …
Chris Mellor, 26 May 2009
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QLogic quarterly revenues down

QLogic's first fiscal 2010 revenues were 27 per cent down at $122.8m with net income down 53 per cent to $15m - but at least it was a profit. Comparisons with the year-ago quarter are all bad. Host products revenues - the HBAs - showed a 27 per cent drop to $88.3m, network products - FC and InfiniBand switches - recorded a 16 …
Chris Mellor, 22 Jul 2009
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Bolshy investors launch yet another assault on Emulex board

Angry investor Altai Capital Management has written an open letter to Emulex CEO Jim McCluney demanding the resignation of Emulex's board after it rejected a takeover offer from Broadcom. That's the view put across by activist investor Altai Capital Management in a public letter to Emulex CEO Jim McCluney. Background Emulex …
Chris Mellor, 09 May 2013
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Dell and pals mash parts together, squeeze out first 16Gb FC stack

Dell's Compellent unit has worked with Brocade, Emulex and QLogic to offer the first end-to-end 16Gbit/s Fibre Channel storage networking setup, speeding access to SAN data. This is a good win for Brocade, especially as Dell has its own Force 10 networking competency, but that is for Ethernet, not Fibre Channel (FC). It's also a …
Chris Mellor, 16 Nov 2012

'800lb Fibre Channel gorilla' Brocade axes 300 staffers worldwide

SAN fabric leader and Ethernet networking wannabee Brocade is going to fire 300 people to cut costs as it realigns its resources towards data centres and software-defined networking. The pink slip news was slipped out in an SEC 8-K filing (PDF) on 10 September. This should take its headcount from 4,180, to 3,880. Stifel …
Chris Mellor, 11 Sep 2013
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QLogic gets vendor quartet for quad data rate gear

QLogic has revealed that Dell, HP, IBM and SGI have all signed up to take its quad data rate gear. QLogic has quad data rate (QDR - 40Gbit/s) host channel adapters (HCAs) and switches, the 12000 series, in its InfiniBand (IB) line up and is now using its own TrueScale ASIC design rather than OEM'ing a Mellanox chip. InfiniBand …
Chris Mellor, 16 Nov 2009
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QLogic rumored as EMC takeover target

With only two companies in the world who make host adapters for networking servers to external storage - and one of them trying to shake off a hostile takeover - it is no surprise that the other one is rumored to be the target for a takeover too. Barron's, the offshoot of the Wall Street Journal that used to be a weekly paper …
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No queue to succeed at QLogic

Everyone knows that QLogic has valuable intellectual property: Fibre Channel over Ethernet - or FCoE - a highly desirable piece of IP in the converged data centre stakes. But with Broadcom bidding for QLogic competitor Emulex and with the QLogic CEO being 15 years in post, aged 63 and with no successor in sight, where is QLogic …
Chris Mellor, 27 Apr 2009
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Emulex and QLogic bring FCoE closer

Fibre Channel's replacement by Ethernet came a step closer with QLogic's introduction of the single chip 8100 Series integrated converged network adapter (CNA), joining Emulex' OneConnect product. QLogic's 8100 has a single ASIC containing the processor, its memory and the SerDes. It supports Ethernet connectivity, TCOP/IP, NAS …
Chris Mellor, 31 Mar 2009
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QLogic fortifies results with acquisition

QLogic has tempered weaker than expected results by buying NetXen, a 10Gbit/E product supplier, thereby injecting more energy into the converged networking scene. QLogic makes Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) to connect servers to Fibre Channel storage networks, as well as Fibre Channel fabric switches and InfiniBand products. It is …
Chris Mellor, 01 May 2009
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QLogic Q1 profit slips

Storage firm QLogic posted a profit slump today for its first fiscal quarter, citing a major drop in sales of its non-core silicon products. The company's income for the quarter was at $19m, a 9 per cent fall from $21.1m for the first quarter of 2006. Revenue for the quarter was $139.8m, a tepid 2 per cent increase from $136. …
Austin Modine, 26 Jul 2007

Amazon cloud threatens entire IT ecosystem – report

The moneymen have finally looked up from beneath their golden canopies and noticed, hovering above them, a cloud named Amazon that is putting traditional IT companies in the shade. Amazon's cloud poses a major threat to most of the traditional IT ecosystem, a team of 25 Morgan Stanley analysts write in a report, Amazon Web …
Jack Clark, 30 May 2013
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Brocade: People try to put us down, talkin' 'bout my (Fibre Chan) generation

Is "fifth-generation Fibre Channel" marketing-speak or a useful term? Earlier this year the "Gen 5 Fibre Channel" term popped up from Brocade, which used it to describe 16GBit/s Fibre Channel, the computer network technology's highest available speed. And Brocade started using the Gen 5 term around the time Cisco finally …
Chris Mellor, 20 Jun 2013
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QLogic dodges recession in second quarter

QLogic is doing its best to be immune to economic doom and gloom scenarios with a 22 per cent year-on-year increase in quarterly revenues and a 20 per cent net income rise. The maker of storage networking host bus adapters (HBAs) and switches posted second quarter fiscal 2009 (Q2 fy09) results to September 28 with net revenues …
Chris Mellor, 22 Oct 2008
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Growth, what's that? Storage firms tighten belts as revenues flatline

It’s results round-up day at the Register, with LSI, Mellanox, QLogic, Symantec and WD all filing their quarterly results. Here we go on a numbers blitz: Western Digital reported first fiscal 2014 quarterly revenues of $3.8bn and profits (net income) of $495m from making 62.6 million disk drives with an average selling price of …
Chris Mellor, 28 Oct 2013
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QLogic claims FCoE queue lead

QLogic says it is at the front of the FCoE queue. Talking with Henrik Hansen's QLogic's EMEA marketing director, we learn that QLogic is convinced it is well ahead of Emulex and Brocade with its Converged Network Adapter (CNA) efforts. These 8100 series cards, featuring a second generation ASIC, are available in 1- and 2-port …
Chris Mellor, 10 Apr 2009
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QLogic hypes 'network consolidation' with FCoE

QLogic is giving a preview of its latest gear at Storage Networking World in Dallas, including the claimed first complete Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) converged network. The 10Gb FCoE demo comes courtesy of QLogic's adapters, storage gear from NetApp and technology from Nuova Systems. QLogic also announced a new 8Gb …
Austin Modine, 17 Oct 2007