In recent years, with the accelerated development of the (mobile) Internet, cloud computing and big data industries, the pace of data center construction has been further promoted. According to the latest survey by Dell'Oro Group, the data center Lan Network Checker market is expected to exceed $11 billion in 2019, accounting for 44% of the entire Ethernet switch market.
The report pointed out that cloud providers such as Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook and Microsoft are entering an accelerated expansion cycle, they chose 25G servers and 100G switches to replace the original IT equipment to meet the needs of the new era.
Dell'Oro pointed out that Network Link Tester in the cloud computing market and enterprise market have shown different development trends at present, mainly because public clouds are accelerating, and more and more small and medium-sized enterprises are starting to choose public cloud services instead of themselves. Purchasing IT infrastructure and building IT rooms. Therefore, Dell'Oro expects that the gap between the two markets will further widen by 2020.
In terms of enterprise WLAN construction, as 802.11ac (Wave1) products became popular, (Wave2) products began to emerge, and companies began to turn their attention to 2.5G and 5G Ethernet. Especially in the field of campus networks, this upgrade is faster.
In addition, in terms of Ethernet switch ports, Dell'Oro expects 10 Gigabit (10G) ports to continue to grow until 2017, which is mainly driven by the enterprise market and will peak in 2018, and then will begin to decline. trend. At the same time, 25G/50G and 100G Ethernet switches will experience accelerated growth. It is expected that 25G/50G and 100G ports will account for one quarter of the total port shipments of Ethernet switches.