REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In a newly released SAN forecast report by Dell'Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, Fibre Channel switch and adapter revenues are forecast to approach $3 billion in 2016 at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of about 2%.
"Although Ethernet has become an increasingly popular storage network technology, Fibre Channel is being used to backend the Ethernet systems," said Casey Quillin, Senior Analyst at Dell'Oro Group. "We forecast a portion of the server aggregation layer to shift away from Fibre Channel, which will result in a decline in port shipments in the outer years. However, we expect overall prices to rise with advanced data management features and the shift to 16 Gbps, resulting in positive growth throughout our forecast horizon," added Quillin.
The report also discusses alternative SAN technologies, such as Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE). Vendors currently shipping FCoE enabled equipment include Cisco, HP, Brocade, Juniper, Emulex, and QLogic.
The Dell'Oro Group SAN 5-Year Forecast Report provides complete, in-depth coverage of the market with tables covering manufacturers' revenue, average selling prices, and port shipments (by speed 1 Gbps (historical data), 2 Gbps (historical data), 4 Gbps, 8 Gbps and greater than or equal to 16 Gbps) for Fibre Channel switches and adapters, and 10 Gbps FCoE switches, controllers, and adapters. To purchase this report, contact Jessica Hsueh at +1.650.622.9400 x222 or email at [email protected].
As the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, Dell'Oro Group provides in-depth, objective research and analysis that enable component manufacturers, equipment vendors, and investment firms to make fact-based, strategic decisions. For more information, contact Dell'Oro Group at +1.650.622.9400 or visit www.DellOro.com.
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