Increasing bandwidth requirements, data center consolidation, and virtualization, are driving demand for 10 Gbps and 40 Gbps Ethernet controllers and adapters. Further fueling competition and innovation in the 10 Gbps and 40 Gbps Ethernet Adapters market is the potential of a unified fabric that is bringing together vendors from the High Performance Computing, Storage Area Networking, and Local Area Networking arenas.

To take advantage of the opportunities in this market, component manufacturers, equipment vendors, service providers, and financial institutions need to answer critical business questions including:

  • How quickly are data centers migrating server connections to 10 Gbps Ethernet and 40 Gbps Ethernet?
  • What is the adoption of the various fiber and copper technologies such as 10G Base-T?
  • How is Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) progressing?
  • Which system and component vendors are gaining market share?

To answer these and other important questions, Dell’Oro Group delivers both quarterly reports and 5-year forecasts on the Controller & Adapter market.

Controller & Adapter Quarterly Reports

Dell’Oro Group publishes Controller & Adapter quarterly reports containing in-depth market-level and detailed vendor market share information on the following markets:

  • 1 Gbps Ethernet Controller & Adapter
  • 10 Gbps Ethernet Controller & Adapter
  • 40 Gbps Ethernet Controller & Adapter

The 10 Gbps Ethernet Network Controller & Adapter segments that we report separately include:

  • Controller
    • LAN on Motherboard (LOM)
    • Non-Server/PC
  • Adapter
    • Daughter Adapters
    • Mezzanine
    • Stand-alone
  • Fiber/Copper Split
    • SFP + Fiber
    • SFP+ Direct Attached Copper
    • 10G Base-T

The 40 Gbps Ethernet Network Controller & Adapter segments that we report separately include:

  • Controller
    • LAN on Motherboard (LOM)
    • Non-Server/ PC
  • Adapter
    • Daughter Adapters
    • Mezzanine
    • Stand-alone
  • Fiber/Copper Split – QSFP reported separately

The reports include tables showing manufacturers’ revenue, units shipped, ports shipped, and average selling prices.

We also track on a vendor and market basis:

  • 10 Gbps Controllers by Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) units
  • 10 Gbps Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Controllers and Adapters
  • 10 Gbps Stand-alone Adapters – Single Port, Dual Port and Quad Port Adapters each reported separately

Controller & Adapter 5-Year Forecasts

Dell’Oro Group publishes Controller & Adapter 5-year forecasts offering a complete overview of the market with historical data from 2006 to present. The forecasts provide a comprehensive overview of market trends and include tables covering revenue, port shipment, and average selling price forecasts for the following:

  • Worldwide Ethernet Controller and Adapters Market by Speed and Platform Type
  • 1 Gbps Ethernet Controller and Adapters
  • 10 Gbps Ethernet Controller and Adapters – total and Fiber / Copper Split
  • 40 Gbps Ethernet Controller and Adapters – total and Fiber / Copper Split
  • Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)

In addition, the forecast includes a table covering Server shipments.

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