10 Gbps to Surpass 1 Gbps Ethernet Controller & Adapter Server Port Shipments during 2015-2016 Timeframe A More Bullish Outlook on Server Migration to 40 Gbps PR Newswire REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 31, 2013 REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In a newly released 5-Year Forecast Report by Dell'Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the telecommunications and networking industries, 10 Gbps server ports are expected to grow approximately five-fold by 2017, surpassing 1 Gbps server ports for the first time in 2015. (Logo:http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101012/SF80035LOGO) "We believe two main factors will drive the crossover point between 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps port shipments on servers between 2015 and 2016, namely price declines on 10 Gbps switches, and improvements to 10G Base-T technology that is very important for Small and Medium Businesses," said Sameh Boujelbene, Senior Analyst covering Controller & Adapter market research at Dell'Oro Group. "Nevertheless, we still expect a significant portion of the server offerings based on Grantley, Intel's next server platform planned for 2014/2015, to deploy 1 Gbps as the default network connection. Server vendors are under tremendous pricing pressure from Taiwan-based server contract manufacturers (aka ODMs), and deploying 10 Gbps as the default network connection could put them at a disadvantage," added Boujelbene. The new report discusses the mix between the various connectivity options on servers (1 Gbps, 10 Gbps and 40 Gbps) as well as the mix between Fiber, 10G Base-T, DAC and KR. The report also reveals that Dell'Oro predicts 40 Gbps migration will be faster than 10 Gbps, despite potential interim speeds such as 20 Gbps that are expected to be introduced to the market as early as 2014. About the Reports The Dell'Oro Group Controller and Adapter 5-Year Forecast Report offers complete in-depth coverage of the Ethernet Controller and Adapter market with tables covering manufacturers' revenue, average selling prices, and port shipments for 1 Gbps, 10 Gbps and 40 Gbps Ethernet as well as Fibre Channel over Ethernet controllers and adapters.To purchase these reports, please contact Julie Learmond-Criqui at +1.650.622.9400 x244 or email julie@DellOro.com. About Dell'Oro Group As the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, Dell'Oro Group provides in-depth, objective research and analysis that enables component manufacturers, equipment vendors, and investment firms to make fact-based, strategic decisions. For more information, contact Dell'Oro Group at +1.650.622.9400 or visit www.DellOro.com. SOURCE Dell'Oro Group Website: http://www.delloro.com Contact: Julie Learmond-Criqui, +1-650-622-9400 x244, Julie@Delloro.com
10 Gbps to Surpass 1 Gbps Ethernet Controller & Adapter Server Port Shipments during 2015-2016 Timeframe
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