Market research firm Infonetics
Research released excerpts from its 1st quarter 2014
and Converged Data Center Network Equipment report, which
tracks storage area network (SAN) Fibre Channel switches and host bus
adapters (HBAs), converged data center network adapters, and switch
ports-in-use for storage.
"With 16G Fibre Channel ramping fast, 8G is making a quick exit," says Cliff
Grossner, Ph.D., directing analyst for data center and cloud at Infonetics
Research. "16G Fibre Channel solutions now make up 42% of storage
area network (SAN) revenue, and we expect to see the continued
acceleration of 16G at the expense of 8G and 4G, especially with 32G
still two years out."
"Most of the 16G market is inter-switch, or switch-to-storage array, and
not server connections," adds Grossner.
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Infonetics' quarterly SAN
equipment and converged data center network report provides
worldwide and regional market size, vendor market share, forecasts
through 2018, analysis, and trends for chassis and fixed Fibre Channel
switches; Fibre Channel HBAs; converged data center switch ports-in-use
for storage (iSCSI, FCoE, FC-to-FCoE); and converged data center network
adapters (iSCSI, CNAs, universal). Vendors tracked: Alcatel-Lucent,
Arista, ATTO, Brocade, Broadcom, Cisco, Dell, Emulex, HP, IBM (BNT),
Intel, Juniper, QLogic, others. To buy
the report, contact Infonetics: www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.
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