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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – July 21, 2016 – In a recently published report from Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT industries, Gen 6 Fibre Channel revenue is expected to exceed $1B by 2020 as 32 Gbps Fibre Channel switch port shipments are expected to eclipse over half the market by then.

“The Fibre Channel SAN market is about to go through a significant upgrade to Gen 6 Fibre Channel switches and adapters as Brocade Communication Systems, Cisco Systems, Emulex Corporation (Broadcom), and QLogic (soon the be acquired by Cavium) begin to offer next generation products,” said Alan Weckel, Vice President at Dell’Oro Group. “Storage is going through a significant shift towards flash and the increased speed of 32 Gbps as well as new features will make Gen 6 Fibre Channel a compelling upgrade for many enterprise customers,” Weckel explained.

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, 8 Gbps, 16 Gbps, and greater than or equal to 32 Gbps) for Fibre Channel switches and adapters. To purchase this report, contact Matt Dear at +1.650.622.9400 x233 or email


Dell’Oro Group is a market research firm that specializes in strategic competitive analysis in the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT markets.  Our firm provides in-depth quantitative data and qualitative analysis to facilitate critical, fact-based business decisions.  For more information, contact Dell’Oro Group at +1.650.622.9400 or visit