Sunday, January 30, 2011

Dell'Oro: 40 / 100 GE to Propel Market towards $25 Billion in 2015

The L2-3 Ethernet Switch market is forecast to approach $25 billion in 2015, with the future growth being driven primarily from sales of Ethernet switches optimized for larger data center deployments, according to a new report from Dell'Oro Group. By 2015, it is expected that over half the revenue in this market will be comprised by speeds greater than 1000 Mbps.

The report also shows that within the Modular segment, 40 GE is anticipated to account for more then 10 percent of Modular revenue by 2015. Vendors such as Alcatel-Lucent, Arista, Avaya, Brocade, Cisco, Enterasys, Extreme, Force 10, HP, and Juniper all have current or announced Ethernet Switch offerings that are capable of supporting 40 GE on Modular platforms.

"40 GE and 100 GE switches will be an important growth driver for the Ethernet switch market for the rest of the decade," said Alan Weckel, Director of Dell'Oro Group. "In the outer years of our forecast, we believe 40 GE will not only be used in the aggregation layer, but will begin to penetrate the server access market as well," stated Weckel.

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