Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Dell’Oro: Data Center Switching Growth Driven by Big Clouds

The Ethernet Switch – Data Center market grew strongly in the first quarter 2015 to slightly more than $2.0 billion, according to a new report from Dell'Oro Group, thanks to spending from big cloud operators such as Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft.

The Quarterly Ethernet Switch – Data Center Report also indicates that Cloud Customers will begin migrating to 25 and 100 GE at the end of 2015.

“Strong adoption of 40 GE amongst large US Cloud customers drove strong year-over-year growth in the Ethernet Switch – Data Center market,” said Alan Weckel, Vice President of Ethernet Switch – Data Center market research at Dell’Oro Group.  “When Dell’Oro Group looks at the overall data center market, many trends are similar between Servers, Storage, and Networking, such as the movement by Cloud customers to white box / bare metal solutions.  We are often able to leverage our holistic coverage to forecast trends early and accurately before they become widespread, such as the upcoming market migration to 25 GE server access, or the recent movement in large US Cloud customers to 40 GE,” stated Weckel.