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FC Switches to Hit $2B

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- In a newly released report by DellOro Group, the trusted source for information about the telecommunications and networking industries, Fibre Channel switch revenues are expected to exceed $2.0 billion by 2008 and to continually increase through 2011.

“More and more enterprises are installing fiber cabling to future-proof their network,” said Tam Dell’Oro, President and Founder of Dell’Oro Group. “Once fiber cabling has been installed, Fibre Channel becomes a “no brainer” choice for storage networking over alternatives such as iSCSI and Ethernet. For example, on a high-end switch, 1 Gbps Ethernet over fiber is selling for about $600 a port – the same price as a 4 Gbps Fibre Channel port that provides four times the bandwidth,” added Dell’Oro.

Dell'Oro Group