Intel gains 6 points in data center network adapters market: Infonetics

Intel has gained 6 points in the converged data center network adapters market in the second quarter of 2014, said Infonetics Research.

The market share of Intel in the global converged data center network adapters market reached 46 percent against Emulex 17 percent, QLogic 10 percent and Cisco 10 percent.

After completing the acquisition of Brocade’s adapter business and Broadcom’s Ethernet controller business, QLogic moved just ahead of Cisco to take the number-three market revenue share slot in converged data center network adapters.

Cliff Grossner, directing analyst for data center, cloud, and SDN at Infonetics Research, said: “With the addition of Broadcom’s controllers to its product mix, QLogic intends to focus on increased CPU off-loading.”

The global converged data center network adapter market — including internet small computer system interface (iSCSI) network adapters, converged network adapters (CNAs), and universal network adapters — grew 3 percent sequentially in to $87.7 million in the second quarter, with CNAs in the lead.

Intel’s data center network adapter revenue was up 17 percent quarter-over-quarter in Q2, the report said.

Intel in converged data center network market

Worldwide storage area network (SAN) Fiber Channel switch and adapter equipment revenue rose 0.2 percent from Q1 2014 and decreased 4 percent from Q2 2013 to $593 million in Q2 2014.

Though 16G accounted for nearly half of overall Fiber Channel revenue in 2Q14, the downward trend in the Fiber Channel market continues

Brocade is continuing to lead the Fiber Channel SAN market, and 69 percent of its Fiber Channel SAN revenue comes from 16G.

The report said that Cisco’s Fiber Channel SAN revenue is getting a push from recently added 16G on its fixed switches.

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