Fibre Channel Switch Market Post Mixed Results
A shift to more expensive modular switches was a key driver of the switch revenue increase.
According to a report published by Dell'Oro Group, the main segments of the Fiber Channel Storage Area Networking market posted mixed sequential results in the first quarter of this year with increased Fiber Channel switch revenues and lower Fiber Channel Host Bus Adapter (HBA) revenues.
"'The strong Fibre Channel switch results were surprising for a couple of reasons,' said Seamus Crehan, Vice President of Dell'Oro Group. 'First, the market showed stellar results in the fourth quarter of 2009, and we did not anticipate this continuing into the first quarter. Second, the first quarter of the year tends to experience some seasonal softness. Despite these factors, the switch market increased more than 20 percent over the first quarter of 2009,' added Crehan."