Sales of 10 Gbps Ethernet controllers and adapters rose 57 percent versus the same quarter a year ago, to just under $100 million during the fourth quarter of 2010, reveals a new report by Dell'Oro Group.
"What really took us by surprise was the strength in network adapters rather than LAN on Motherboard, or LOM," says Tam Dell'Oro, president of Dell'Oro Group. "Intel and Solarflare just about doubled their adapter shipments quarter-over-quarter, while Emulex's were up over 60 percent, and all this is on the older generation servers that support 50 Gbps of in/out throughput. What do you suppose will happen when the next generation servers with over 100 Gbps of throughput start shipping?" adds Dell'Oro.
The company’s Controller and Adapter report, which tracks sales and shipment performance of the top 9 manufacturers, reflects how the 10 Gbps LOM market is transitioning, particularly as Hewlett-Packard shifts its blade server business from Broadcom to Emulex.
The 5-year forecast report discusses and analyzes how servers are expected to steadily shift away from 1 Gbps network-attach to 10 Gbps network-attach over the following years.
The Dell'Oro Group Controller and Adapter Quarterly Report provides coverage of the market with tables covering manufacturers' revenue, average selling prices, unit, and port shipments (by speed 1 Gbps, 10 Gbps, and 40 Gbps) for Ethernet controllers and adapters.
The Dell'Oro Group Controller and Adapter 5-Year Forecast Report covers the Ethernet Controller and Adapter market with tables covering manufacturers' revenue, average selling prices, and port and unit shipments for 10 Gbps Ethernet controllers and adapters.