10 Gbps to Surpass 1 Gbps Ethernet Controller & Adapter Server Port Shipments by Early 2014

Daughter Adapters Forecast to Persist in the Next Five Years

Feb 09, 2012, 09:10 ET from Dell'Oro Group


REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Feb. 9, 2012 /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 33% in the next five years, fueled by increases in server I/O processing capacities, Virtualization and Big Data.

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"Unlike 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. "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. Meanwhile, we believe 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," added Boujelbene.

The report discusses our forecast for 1 Gbps vs. 10 Gbps server port shipments as well as the target pricing that would propel the mass migration toward 10 Gbps. The report also discusses catalysts and inhibitors of 10G Base-T adoption as well as our forecast for FCoE-enabled ports.

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The Dell'Oro Group Controller and Adapter 5-Year Forecast Report offers complete in-depth coverage of the Ethernet Controller and Adapter market with tables covering manufacturers' revenue, average selling prices, and port shipments for 1 Gbps, 10 Gbps and 40 Gbps Ethernet as well as  Fibre Channel over Ethernet controllers and adapters.

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