QLogic Gets EMC Qual, Claims Market Share Lead

Aliso Viejo-based QLogic, a supplier of host bus adapters and switches to the storage area networking market, said Tuesday that one of its 8Gb Fibre Channel switches has been qualified by EMC, and also said a report has found its firm is now number one in both revenue and port share in the Host Bus Adapter market. According to QLogic, the firm's SANbox 5800V switches were qualified with EMC for use with EMC's CLARiiOn and Symmetrix storage systems. Separately, the firm said a report by the Dell 'Oro Group found it had 53.3 percent of the HBA market, in terms of revenue, up 8.4 percentage points over last year, and 55.4 percent of port shipments, up 6.3 percent.