SAN Market Approaches Record Levels in First Half 2012, According to Dell'Oro Group

Prices Rise As Users Opt For Products with Higher Function

Aug 29, 2012, 09:00 ET from Dell'Oro Group

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In a newly released Storage Area Network (SAN) quarterly report by Dell'Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, Fibre Channel SAN market sales approached $1.3 billion for first half of 2012, the highest level since the 2008 downturn.   


"The story this quarter has really been one of vendors enjoying higher average selling prices. Fibre Channel switch revenue grew year-over-year on essentially flat port shipments, driven by increased prices due to migration to faster speeds and new products," said Casey Quillin, Senior Analyst at Dell'Oro Group. "The quarter saw both Cisco and QLogic post sequential revenue growth of close to 20 percent. While Brocade's revenue was down slightly quarter-over-quarter, they realized double digit revenue growth over the same quarter last year. This quarter proves that customers continue to invest considerable capital in Fibre Channel to support mission-critical storage applications," added Quillin.

The report also discusses alternative SAN technologies, such as FCoE. Vendors currently shipping FCoE enabled equipment include Brocade, Cisco, Emulex, HP, Juniper, and QLogic.

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