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Market Trends: Capitalize on the Momentum of the Ethernet Fabric Wave

Published: 18 November 2016

ID: G00314933

Analyst(s): Evan Zeng , Naresh Singh


Ethernet fabrics continue to gain momentum within the data center networking market due to their ability to improve manageability and agility. Technology product management leaders should leverage this research to identify and exploit the rising trend in this market.

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Market Trend

  • Adoption Rate of Ethernet Fabric Continues to Rise
    • What Is Ethernet Fabric?
    • End Users Are Increasingly Adopting Ethernet Fabric Solutions
  • Market Structure Trend
    • Two Models of Ethernet Fabric

Contrarian View

  • It Will Change the Landscape If the Gloomy Economy Leads to Reduction of IT Budget Spent on Data Center Networking
  • The Rise of Platform Companies Will Favor the Disaggregated Model of Ethernet Fabric Development Rather Than the Integrated Model

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