10 Gbps to surpass 1 Gbps Ethernet controller & adapter server port shipments

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Lead Team:
Overall 10 Gbps Ethernet Controller and Adapter revenues are
forecast to see a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 33 percent in the next
five years, fueled by increases in server I/O processing capacities,
Virtualization and Big Data, according to Dell’Oro Group.


the previous network speed migration from 100 Mbps to 1 Gbps, the transition
toward 10 Gbps is happening first with the so-called ‘daughter adapter’ instead
of native LAN on Motherboard (LOM),” said Sameh Boujelbene, analyst covering
Controller & Adapter market research at Dell’Oro Group.


The analyst
added that major server manufacturers are going with ‘daughter adapters’
because they provide flexibility in terms of brand and features, and we expect
these adapters to persist through our forecast horizon.


Dell’Oro also predict that the server manufacturers will keep 1 Gbps on
the motherboards of servers, and that interim solutions with a combination of 1
Gbps and 10 Gbps on the same controller/adapter will emerge to help end-users
through the 10 Gbps migration.


A few months
ago, Dell’Oro
predicted that overall 10 Gbps Ethernet Controller and Adapter revenues will
see a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 41percent in the next 5 years,
driven in large part by strong sales in the adapter portion of the market.


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