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Dell'Oro Explores Convergence

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- A recently published forecast report by DellOro Group, the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, identifies the key issues – product, business, and user interest – supporting or inhibiting successful user migration to a new technology. In particular, manufacturers will soon be shipping network adapters and switches that support a new technology, named Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), that enables the convergence of storage networking onto the Ethernet network.

“Our forecast for the FCoE market involved investigating and addressing a number of aspects, such as product availability and end user opinions,” commented Tam Dell’Oro, President of Dell’Oro Group. “In addition, we also reviewed historic data for patterns when enterprise users were presented with similar changes in technology choices, and have concluded that 2009 will be a possibly bumpy transitional year for FCoE and that 2010 will likely be characterized by strong sales as the key issues are addressed,” added Dell’Oro.

Dell'Oro Group