The market for Data Center network equipment continues to accelerate at rapid pace. According to Infonetics Research 3Q11 Data Center Network Equipment report, global revenues are up by 12 percent on a year-over-year basis. Forecasting for the full 2011 year, Infonetics is projecting total revenues to be up by six percent over 2010. The outlook for 2012 is even brighter with a forecast for double-digit growth.
While all areas of the market are seeing growth, there is one in particular area that is growing at an exponential rate.
“We are most impressed with the Purpose Built Data Center Ethernet Switch category, which demonstrated 842 percent year-over-year growth. It’s astounding!” said Sam Barnett, directing analyst, Data Center and Cloud told InternetNews.com. “This makes it very clear that convergence is at hand. 10G and 40G will set the stage for a true data center fabric.”