Published: 24 February 2015
Analyst(s): Frank Marsala
By the end of 2017, there will be more than 1,000 enterprises running brite-box switching, up from under 150 as of January 2015. By 2018, combined white-box and brite-box switches will constitute more than 10% of global data center port shipments, up from under 6% in the first half of 2014.
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