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Next-Generation Ethernet: From 100 Gbps to 400 Gbps and Beyond

DUBLIN, January 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/z23m4c/nextgeneration) has announced the addition of the "Next-Generation Ethernet: From 100 Gbps to 400 Gbps and Beyond" report to their offering.

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New Report Examines the Commercial Future of 400-Gigabit Ethernet

The report assesses the business and deployment models emerging for 400 GigE and provides the first tentative revenue and port forecasts for its deployment. In the report the author notes that the world's largest data centers have already begun go deploy 400 Gbps aggregations and backbones and efforts put forth by the IEEE towards standardizing 400 Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) represents major progress towards creating a 400 Gbps networking market. 

From the report:

The author sees 400 GigE as being sold into the same medium-to-large data centers as 100 GigE is today, but believes that the addressable market for 400 GigE will be considerably larger than that initially targeted by 100 GigE. The size of the average data center has grown exponentially since then, with new applications - especially big data - pushing this growth forward.

While the 100 GigE effort saw squabbling over interim standards, the 400 GigE standard has been designed to prevent another Ethernet war. However, there is still plenty of room for squabbles especially over reach and module formats

400 GigE will be the first IEEE standard that will be almost wholly fiber (copper will be used only in chip-to-chip and chip-to-module interconnects). The arrival of 400 GigE will be a big incentive for much greater use of single-mode fiber in the data center and for the arrival of the all-SMF data center. The author believes that these trends will create new opportunities for manufacturers of fiber optic connectors and active optic cables.

Key Topics Covered: 

Executive Summary

Chapter One: Introduction
1.1 Background to this Report
1.2 Objective and Scope of this Report
1.3 Methodology and Information Sources for this Report
1.4 Plan of this Report

Chapter Two: Evolution of 400 GigE Technology
2.1 IEEE 802.3
2.2 Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF)
2.3 OTN
2.4 Impact on 400 GigE of Developments in InfiniBand, PCI Express and Fibre Channel
2.5 A Note on Power Consumption
2.6 A Note on VCSELs
2.7 Key Points from this Chapter

Chapter Three: Content-Related Drivers for 400 GigE Demand
3.1 Applications, Architectures and Technology in the Current Evolution of 400 GigE
3.2 Video and the Need for 400 GigE
3.3 Big Data as a Driver for 400 GigE
3.4 Thoughts on Clouds and Networks
3.5 Role of Content Delivery Networks
3.6 A Note on Next-Generation Automobile Networks
3.7 Key Points from this Chapter

Chapter Four: Potential Markets and Market Uncertainties for 400 GigE
4.1 Considerations for a 400 GigE Market Analysis
4.2 Factors Pushing for 400 Gbps/Terabits in Carrier Networks
4.3 Speculation on the Value of the 400 Gigabit Ethernet Market
4.4 Key Points from this Chapter


Companies Mentioned:

  • Arista
  • Avago
  • Brocade
  • Cisco
  • Extreme Networks
  • Facebook
  • Finisar
  • Furukawa
  • Google
  • IBM
  • JDSU
  • Juniper
  • Molex
  • Netflix
  • Sumitomo
  • TE Connectivity
  • ULM Photonics
  • VI Systems

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/z23m4c/nextgeneration


Media Contact: Laura Wood, +353-1-481-1716, [email protected]

 

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