REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – July 20, 2017 – According to a recently published report by Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for information about the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT industries, 400 Gbps switches will enjoy a strong ramp starting in 2019. By 2020, 25 Gbps and 100 Gbps will comprise over half of the data center switch port shipments.

“The second half of 2016 marked the start of a major speed upgrade cycle in the Data Center based on 25 GE SERDES technology,” said Sameh Boujelbene, Senior Director at Dell’Oro Group. “Shipments of 25 Gbps and 100 Gbps reached hundreds of thousands of ports per quarter despite supply constraints on 100 GE optical transceivers in the market. We expect 25/100 Gbps adoption to accelerate in 2017 and to comprise over half of data center switching ports within only 4 years of initial shipments. This fast ramp will be driven by a low price premium over preceding 10 Gbps and 40 Gbps port speeds as well as switch vendors consolidating their products to provide fewer speed options.”

The Ethernet Switch – Data Center 5-Year Forecast Report answers questions like:

  • What is the port speed upgrade cycle in the Cloud vs. Enterprise segments?
  • When does 10 Gbps and 25 Gbps port speed peak in the data center?
  • What is the expected ramp for 200 Gbps vs. 400 Gbps ports?
  • How does 200 Gbps and 400 Gbps ramp compare with 100 Gbps ports?

About the Report

The Dell’Oro Group Ethernet Switch – Data Center Five Year Forecast Report provides a comprehensive overview of market trends and include tables covering manufacturers’ revenue, port shipments, and average selling price forecasts for various technologies: Modular and Fixed by Port Speed; Fixed Managed and Unmanaged by Port Speed. We forecast the following port speeds: 1000 Mbps; 10 Gbps; 25 Gbps; 40 Gbps; 50 Gbps; 100 Gbps; 400 Gbps.  To purchase this report, please contact Matt Dear at +1.650.622.9400 x223 or email Matt@DellOro.com.

About Dell’Oro Group

Dell’Oro Group is a market research firm that specializes in strategic competitive analysis in the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT markets.  Our firm provides in-depth quantitative data and qualitative analysis to facilitate critical, fact-based business decisions.  For more information, contact Dell’Oro Group at +1.650.622.9400 or visit www.delloro.com.