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10 Gbps to Surpass 1 Gbps Ethernet Controller & Adapter Server Port Shipments during 2015-2016 Timeframe



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.

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"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
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