Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Dell'Oro Tracks Rise of FCoE -- Now 7% of New Servers

Approximately 7 percent of servers, or 150,000 units, shipped with Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) capable network connections in the first quarter of 2011, according to a new report from Dell'Oro Group. Most of those server connections were driven by HP blade servers with Emulex FCoE LAN on Motherboard (LOM). Not all HP's blade servers were operating FCoE, but the rate of adoption more than doubled sequentially during the quarter.

"HP, in its first full quarter of end-to-end FCoE connectivity in its ProLiant BladeSystem, captured 23 percent of FCoE switch market port shipments," said Tam Dell'Oro, President of Dell'Oro Group. "Cisco, the "small but mighty" blade server market new entrant, differentiates its UCS blade servers by connecting them all with FCoE, and is the market share leader in overall FCoE switch shipments," added Dell'Oro.

The report discusses the remarkable growth in FCoE during the first quarter amidst Cisco just beginning its product transition to its new generation FCoE switches. It also discusses the progress of Dell and IBM FCoE connectivity within the blade servers.

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