CAMPBELL, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its 2nd quarter 2013 (2Q13) SAN and High Performance Interconnect Equipment report, which tracks storage area network (SAN) switches and adapters and high-performance interconnect (HPI) equipment, including (FCoE)/Ethernet switches and converged network adapters.
“Cisco’s 16G Fibre Channel ports are finally hitting the market, and we believe its customers’ pent-up demand for Fibre Channel inter-switch connection will help push 16G revenue past 8G by the end of 2013,” predicts Michael Howard, Infonetics Research’s co-founder and principal analyst for carrier networks. “Meanwhile, Brocade, which enjoyed a similar jump start when it came to market with 16G Fibre Channel in 2011, is settling in for the longer-term 16G replacement of 8G as the speed of choice.”
Cliff Grossner, directing analyst for data center and cloud at Infonetics, adds: “We’re forecasting 16G Fibre Channel switch revenue to grow at a 46% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2013 to 2017.”
2Q13 SAN AND HPI MARKET HIGHLIGHTS
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Infonetics’ quarterly SAN and HPI report provides worldwide and regional market size, vendor market share, forecasts through 2017, trends, and analysis for chassis and fixed Fibre Channel switches; Fibre Channel and iSCSI host bus adapters; chassis and fixed converged FCoE and Ethernet switches; and converged network adapters. Vendors tracked: Alcatel-Lucent, Brocade, Chelsio, Cisco, Dell, Emulex, IBM (BNT), Juniper, Mellanox, QLogic, and others. To buy the report, contact Infonetics: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.
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