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.
“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.
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