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October 01, 2014 16:29 ET

Infonetics: QLogic moves into #3 spot in converged data center network adapter market; SAN woes continue

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwired - October 01, 2014) - Market research firm Infonetics Research released vendor market share and preliminary analysis from its 2nd quarter 2014 (2Q14) SAN and Converged Data Center Network Equipment report, which tracks storage area network (SAN) Fibre Channel switches and host bus adapters (HBAs) and converged data center network adapters and switch ports-in-use for storage. (Full report published by Sept. 15.)

ANALYST NOTE
"Having completed its acquisition of Brocade's adapter business and Broadcom's Ethernet controller business, QLogic moved just ahead of Cisco to take the number-three market revenue share slot in converged data center network adapters in the second quarter of 2014," says Cliff Grossner, Ph.D., directing analyst for data center, cloud, and SDN at Infonetics Research. "With the addition of Broadcom's controllers to its product mix, QLogic intends to focus on increased CPU off-loading."

2Q14 SAN / CONVERGED DATA CENTER MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

  • The global converged data center network adapter market-including internet small computer system interface (iSCSI) network adapters, converged network adapters (CNAs), and universal network adapters-grew 3% sequentially in 2Q14, to $87.7 million, with CNAs in the lead
  • Intel's data center network adapter revenue was up 17% quarter-over-quarter in 2Q14
  • Worldwide storage area network (SAN) Fibre Channel switch and adapter equipment revenue totaled $593 million in 2Q14, a 0.2% increase from 1Q14, and a 4% decrease from 2Q13
  • Though 16G accounted for nearly half of overall Fibre Channel revenue in 2Q14, the downward trend in the Fibre Channel market continues
  • Brocade remains the unchallenged leader in the Fibre Channel SAN market, and 69% of its Fibre Channel SAN revenue comes from 16G
  • Cisco's Fibre Channel SAN revenue is getting a push from recently added 16G on its fixed switches

REPORT SYNOPSIS
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, Cisco, Dell, Emulex, HP, IBM (BNT), Intel, Juniper, QLogic, others. To buy report, contact Infonetics: www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.

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Contact Information

  • PRESS CONTACT:
    Cliff Grossner, Ph.D.
    Directing Analyst, Data Center, Cloud, and SDN
    Infonetics Research
    +1-408-583-3385
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