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AI workloads require new network buildouts expanding data center switch market by 50% – Dell'Oro

The competition intensifies between InfiniBand and Ethernet as manufacturers vie for market dominance in AI back-end networks. #pressrelease

January 16, 2024

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – According to the new AI Networks for AI Workloads report by Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the telecommunications, security, networks, and data center industries, spending on switches deployed in AI back-end networks is forecast to expand the Data Center Switch Market by 50 percent. Current data center switch market spending is on front-end networks used primarily to connect general-purpose servers. AI workloads will require a new back-end infrastructure buildout. The competition intensifies between InfiniBand and Ethernet as manufacturers vie for market dominance in AI back-end networks. While InfiniBand is expected to maintain its lead, Ethernet is forecast to make substantial gains, such as 20 revenue-share points by 2027.

Additional highlights from the AI Networks for AI Workloads Report:

  • AI networks will accelerate the transition to higher speeds. For example, 800 Gbps is expected to comprise the majority of the ports in AI back-end networks by 2025, within just two years of the latest 800 Gbps product introduction.

  • While most of the market demand will come from Tier 1 Cloud Service Providers, Tier 2/3 and large enterprises are forecast to be significant, approaching $10 B over the next five years. The latter group will favor Ethernet.

Read the full press release here.
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