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September 03, 2013

Crehan Research Reports Record Growth in Ethernet Switch Market

By Shamila Janakiraman
TMCnet Contributor


Crehan Research, a market research and consulting firm, has published its data center switch report recently for 2Q13 which reveals that the data center Ethernet switch market has posted record levels of revenue and shipments.

The reports published by Crehan Research encompass detailed statistics and information regarding the data center switch and server-class adapter and LOM/controller markets. Crehan Research focuses on data center switch, server and storage networking markets.

The research report explains that the reduction in prices in 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) was responsible for this remarkable growth statistics. This has also resulted in the overall growth of the data center market.

Seamus Crehan, president of Crehan Research, said, “Offering ten times the bandwidth for only three times the price of 1GbE is a key threshold for 10GbE data center Ethernet switch adoption. This type of pricing should finally drive mainstream 10GbE data center switch adoption."

The fixed/top-of-rack switch segment for the 10 GbE amounted for about three times the shipment of 1 GbE and formed the majority of the data center switch shipments. 

Crehan also reported that 10GbE adoption within servers experienced significant growth figures in the second quarter of 2013 which led to a boost in shipments and revenues which showed double digit growth in most cases.

With the impetus given to investments in data center networking, the market for fiber channel switching experienced a moderate boost when compared to the market growth of data center Ethernet switch market.

Cisco’s (News - Alert) recently launched flagship MDS 9700 director switch witnessed a strong quarter with an almost 40 percent increase in revenues accrued by its total fiber channel switch market.

All Crehan Research reports are substantiated with rich insights and context to add value. Crehan offers detailed statistics and high-quality data on data center switch, server and storage networking markets and their various segments. Solid quantitative research and deep qualitative research and insights add to the value proposition delivered by the company.

In a report released in July titled Server-Class Adapter and LAN-on-Motherboard (LOM) Long-Range Forecast Report, Crehan revealed that revenues will reach $2.5 billion by 2017. The report forecasts that shipment growth in combination with an easing of average selling price declines will drive the revenue expansion.

Edited by Ryan Sartor

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