Redwood City, Calif. - February 21, 2010 -

Two recently published reports by Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, indicate that during the first half of 2010, network adapters designed for Storage Area Networking approached record high levels (just below 1.6 million port shipments) while network adapters and LAN on Motherboard designed for Local Area Networking achieved record high levels (almost 100 million port shipments).

“High speed Fibre Channel adapters (8 Gbps) gained popularity around third quarter, 2009, the same period we saw consistent, robust, sequential growth of 10 Gbps Ethernet adapters. This traction correlates with servers shipping with Intel’s Nehalem-based server processor which supports 50 Gbps of in/out traffic,” said Tam Dell’Oro, President of Dell’Oro Group. “10 Gbps Ethernet adapters with SFP+ Direct Attach Copper almost doubled during the second quarter, a similar pattern occurred with Ethernet Switches,” added Dell’Oro.

Both the SAN and Network Adapters quarterly reports reflect manufacturer market share. New entrants Emulex and QLogic gained share in 10 Gbps Ethernet adapters during the second quarter, 2010, while Intel gained share in 10 Gbps Ethernet Controllers.

About the Report

The Dell’Oro Group SAN 5-Year Forecast Report provides complete, in-depth coverage of the market with tables covering manufacturers’ revenue, average selling prices, and port shipments (by speed 1 Gbps (historical data), 2 Gbps (historical data), 4 Gbps, and greater than or equal to 8 Gbps) for Fibre Channel switches and Fibre Channel host bus adapters, and 10 Gbps FCoE.

The Dell’Oro Group Network Adapters 5-Year Forecast Report offers complete in-depth coverage of the 10 Gbps Ethernet Network Adapter market with tables covering manufacturers’ revenue, average selling prices, and port shipments for 10Gbps Ethernet adapter cards and 10Gbps Fibre Channel over Ethernet cards, in addition to unit shipments for 10 Gbps Ethernet silicon controllers.

To purchase these reports, please contact Emily Kendall, call +1.650.622.9400 x223 or email Emily@DellOro.com.

About Dell’Oro Group

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