Dell Oro Group Forecasts Data Center Products to Drive Future Ethernet Switch Market Growth

Thursday Mar 4th 2010 by Enterprise Networking Planet Staff

Widespread Substitution of 1000 Mbps to 10 Gigabit Ethernet for Server Connectivity Expected

The basic point here is that the performance of the datacenter will drive growth in the Ethernet Switch market over the next five years. For the datacenter, expect above-market growth with modest port growth and significant revenue growth.

"According to a recent report by Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for information about the networking and telecommunications industries, the Ethernet Switch market is forecast to return to growth in 2010 and continue to grow annually through 2014. This growth is expected to come in large part from sales of Ethernet switches optimized for larger datacenter deployments that are being driven by virtualization, together with the improved economics of fewer, larger datacenters."

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