Storage Network Rivals Crank It Up
The market for computer gear that directs traffic on storage networks had always been hotly competitive. But by the summer of 2002, it had consolidated down to two players who dominated their segments: McData (MCDT ), with its high-end "director" class switches, and Brocade (BRCD ) with its less expensive "fabric" switches. One-time hot growers, including Ancor Communications, Inrange Technologies, and Gadzoox Networks were no longer seen as major players and were all soon gobbled up by larger tech outfits.
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