10 Gbps Ethernet Controller and Adapter Market to Reach $1.7 Billion in 2015, According to Dell'Oro Group

Surveys Confirm 1 Gbps Ethernet Controllers Will Persist

Aug 04, 2011, 14:53 ET from Dell'Oro Group

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 4, 2011 /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, overall 10 Gbps Ethernet Controller and Adapter revenues are forecast to see a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 41% in the next 5 years, driven in large part by strong sales in the adapter portion of the market.

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"10 Gbps controllers have been placed on motherboards of stand-alone servers as early as the second half of 2010, but they will not drive down demand for 10 Gbps stand-alone adapters," said Sameh Boujelbene, Analyst covering Controller & Adapter market research at Dell'Oro Group. "Based on recent interviews with end users, VARs and server manufacturers, and other compelling factors addressed in the report such as network architecture with designated applications on separate connections, and the increases in the processing and I/O capacity on servers, we forecast that 10 Gbps adapters will continue to be in demand. Furthermore, we also predict that the migration towards 10 Gbps network speeds will not eliminate 1 Gbps, as recent interviews revealed many end-users plan to retain certain server applications on 1 Gbps connections," added Boujelbene.

The report also indicates that copper adapter port shipments are forecast to expand through 2015.

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