Driven primarily by refresh, the data center switching market is evolving incrementally, with long-term market disruption enabled by SONiC and FACs. When investing, I&O networking leaders should focus on integration with broader data center systems and automation, rather than hardware.
Strategic Planning Assumptions
Gartner Recommended Reading
Note 1: Representative Vendor Selection
Note 2: Gartner’s Initial Market Coverage
Note 3: Underlay and Overlay Terminology
Note 4: Core/Pod Designs