10GB Ethernet Moves into Next Major Growth Phase

Ongoing growth in public cloud,next generation applications, and wireless backhaul, along with deployments by massively scalable data center companies, will drive 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) into its next major stage of volume adoption, as networking bandwidth increases five-fold over the next five years, according to a new report from Crehan Research.

"Although there is some overlap in terms of timelines and segments, we believe that we are now in the second of three major adoption stages that 10GbE server networking will follow," Crehan Research's president, Seamus Crehan, explained in a press release.

A pressing need to support the fast-growing number of high-bandwidth applications, technological maturity, and attractive pricing have all come together in this current phase of market evolution, the result being that the variety and number of organizations deploying 10GbE is on the rise, according to Crehan's, "4Q12 Server-class Adapter & LAN-on-Motherboard (LOM) report. Public cloud companies and massively scalable data center operators are leading the way.

At the same time, Crehan sees the third stage of the 10GbE market's evolution gaining "good traction" this year. This third stage "is where 10GBASE-T will start to see mainstream adoption," according to Crehan's market model, offering vendors "the largest server-access port and revenue opportunity."

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Written by Kevin Kutcher at 10:00

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