Ethernet switch will accelerate growth in the data center
In recent years, with the acceleration of the development of (mobile) Internet, cloud computing and big data industry to further promote the pace of building the data center. According to Dell'Oro Group's latest survey report shows that in 2019, Data Center Ethernet switch market is expected to exceed 11 billion US dollars, accounting for 44% of the total Ethernet switch market.
The report noted that cloud vendors such as Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook and Microsoft are entering an accelerated expansion of the upgrade cycle, they chose to 25G and 100G server switches to replace the existing IT equipment to meet the new needs of the times.
Dell'Oro noted that at this stage of the switch in the cloud computing market and enterprise market has shown a different trend, mainly because of the public cloud is accelerating popularity, more and more SMEs are choosing public cloud services, rather than their own Purchasing IT infrastructure, IT room building. Therefore Dell'Oro predicts that by 2020, the gap between the two markets will further widen.
In the enterprise WLAN construction, with 802.11ac (Wave1) products began to spread, (Wave2) products began to fling, companies began turning to 2.5G and 5G Ethernet. Particularly in the areas of the campus network, the faster the pace of upgrades.
Furthermore, in terms of Ethernet port switch, Dell'Oro estimated Gigabit (10G) port in 2017 will continue to grow, mainly behind this is to promote the enterprise market, and will reach its peak in 2018, then began to show a downward trend. At the same time, 25G / 50G, 100G Ethernet switches will be accelerated growth is expected in 25G / 50G, 100G Ethernet switch port will account for a quarter of the total port shipments.