Market research firm Infonetics Research has released its 1st quarter 2012 vendor market share and forecast reports: SAN Equipment and Data Center Network Equipment.
“We see steady growth ahead for SAN switches and adapters, pushed by social networking, video sharing, data centre innovations, and the eventual shift to cloud computing models. Fiber Channel continues to be the real star, with revenue from 16G Fiber Channel products growing at an astounding 52% compound annual growth rate from 2011 to 2016,” expects Sam Barnett, directing analyst for data centre and cloud at Infonetics Research. Barnett adds: “The data centre equipment market was down sequentially, but is up nicely from the year-ago first quarter. For the remainder of 2012 and into 2013, we expect growth to be choppy as service providers and data centre operators are at different stages in their data centre upgrades and some are beginning to wind down their current investment cycle.”
Source: Business Wire