Telecom Lead U.S: While Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet both contracted in the quarter, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, 40 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 Gigabit Ethernet all grew, according to a recent research from Dell’Oro Group.
The report also shows the rate that 10 Gigabit is being adopted in the various Ethernet switch categories.
The largest seven 10 Gigabit Ethernet vendors broken out in the report in terms of port shipments are Brocade, Cisco, Dell, Extreme, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, and Juniper Networks.
“Users curtailed spending on lower-speed Ethernet switches typically deployed to connect users, however, spending on higher-speed switches typically deployed to connect equipment in the data center remained quite robust in the third quarter,” said Alan Weckel, vice president at Dell’Oro Group.
“The data center remains in the early stages of migration towards 10 Gigabit Ethernet for server access,” according to Weckel. “At the same time, the core in the data center is seeing the need for additional bandwidth which is necessitating the need for higher speeds.”
“The ecosystem in the data center now comprises four different speeds. We see this as an opportunity for vendors to differentiate by optimizing their product sets for different types of networks,” said Weckel.