Top 10 Ethernet Solution Companies 2019
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Top 10 Ethernet Solution Companies 2019

A standard that began life over three decades ago to connect computers to printers at 10 Mb/s, Ethernet continues to evolve to serve myriad of newer applications. Today, along with the intensification of Industry 4.0 among manufacturing and automotive sectors, the industrial Ethernet market is also pacing worldwide. The increasing need for higher bandwidth, easy scalability, interoperability, and cost-effective networking and cloud services across several verticals is bolstering the demand for fiber optics in data centers. Owing to this increasing need for cost-effective and fast communication, the Ethernet market is set to exceed USD 70 billion by the year 2025. And, to capitalize on the void left in the market for innovative Ethernet solutions, large tech corporations and small independent startups alike are developing next-generation solutions to help companies streamline their enterprise networking processes.

The Ethernet landscape combines new and existing data rates with other attributes to meet a multitude of application requirements. In the automotive industry, which requires lightweight cabling and robustness against harsh environmental conditions, modern Ethernet specifications provide 100Mb/s and 1000Mb/s speeds. At the same time, Ethernet is also leveraged over a single twisted copper cable in connected cars, which marks the entry of Ethernet into automotive applications in order to connect the increasing number of intelligent devices in the digital environment. In the world of industrial control and IT, Ethernet has emerged as the de facto wired interconnect replacing aging proprietary machine control with next gen connectivity and networking capabilities.

Currently, the need to host, process, and transmit more data quickly and in a secure manner is putting a lot of strain on the existing data center network, server, and storage architectures. Additionally, the growing demand for specific applications by incorporating artificial intelligence, machine learning, image recognition, and data analytics is exacerbating the problem. To address this challenge, Ethernet solution providers are providing innovative and robustly designed fiber optics and other cabling systems.

Today, Ethernet with speeds of up to 200 Gb/s are being tested and adopted alongside the establishment of thousands of 25Gb Ethernet servers in hyper-scale data centers. In the not too distant future, Ethernet is poised to deliver almost everything the modern hyperconverged or software-driven data centers need with respect to storage performance, capacity, and management. Furthermore, with Ethernet services and networking switches evolving in tandem with the changing enterprise networking realm, the future of the once archaic mode of connectivity looks bright.

Looking ahead, as the need for speed and diversification in next-gen servers continues to evolve, the enterprise applications of Ethernet with regard to data rates, throughput, distance, and physical media is predicted to experience a significant advancement.

To help CIOs navigate through the list of Ethernet solution providers, our distinguished selection panel, comprising CEOs, CIOs and VCs, industry analysts and the editorial board of Enterprise Networking Magazine narrowed the Top 10 Ethernet Solution Providers 2019 that exhibit competence in delivering solutions that tackle the various complexities in communication, information management, and enterprise networking.

We present to you Enterprise Networking Magazine’s “Top 10 Ethernet Solution Providers – 2019.”

Top Ethernet Solution Companies

Juniper Networks develops and markets networking products, including routers, switches, network management software, network security products, and software-defined networking technology, with the sole mission to create innovative products and solutions that meet the growing demands of the connected world. Juniper Networks’ cloud-based SD-WAN solution pairs the simplicity of a cloud-delivered model with central orchestration of network infrastructure, delivering all of the advanced benefits of automated networking, security, analytics and AI for IT. The company removes the traditional constraints of networking to enable their customers and partners to deliver automated, scalable, and secure networks that connect the world

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Barefoot Networks is a startup founded in 2013 by industry veterans on a mission to change networking. Barefoot Networks is a team of visionaries, experienced technologists and engineers who have created a blueprint for designing and operating the world’s fastest and most programmable networks. Their goal is to make programming a network as simple as programming a CPU. Barefoot has come up with the world’s fastest switches that are fully programmable for ensuring that the network can also adapt to the emerging needs of applications

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Juniper Networks develops and markets networking products, including routers, switches, network management software, network security products, and software-defined networking technology, with the sole mission to create innovative products and solutions that meet the growing demands of the connected world. Juniper Networks’ cloud-based SD-WAN solution pairs the simplicity of a cloud-delivered model with central orchestration of network infrastructure, delivering all of the advanced benefits of automated networking, security, analytics and AI for IT. The company removes the traditional constraints of networking to enable their customers and partners to deliver automated, scalable, and secure networks that connect the world

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Silicom Connectivity Solutions Ltd. provides high-performance networking and data infrastructure solutions for OEM server-based systems and Cloud-related providers. With its scalable Ethernet solutions Silicom Connectivity Solutions Ltd. offers a range of 1-gigabit to 100-gigabit network speed to match all the platforms for high-speed digital communication. As a “one-stop-connectivity-shop,” Silicom Connectivity Solutions Ltd. designs and manufactures a full range of product and solutions, ranging from Foundation NICs, SmartNICs and Switch on NICs, all the way to advanced acceleration and offload engines for encryption and compression, such as intelligent server adapters based on Intel QAT technology, bypass switches, test access points (TAPs) and more

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Arista Networks

Arista Networks

Arista Networks was founded to pioneer and deliver software-driven cloud networking solutions for ample datacenter storage and computing environments. Arista’s award-winning platforms, ranging in Ethernet speeds from 10 to 400 gigabits per second, redefine scalability, agility, and resilience. The company has shipped more than 20 million cloud networking ports worldwide with CloudVision and EOS, an advanced network operating system. Arista Cognitive Cloud Networking for the Campus takes a simplified approach to address campus network challenges compared to the siloed complexity of legacy solutions. Committed to open standards, they are a founding member of the 25/50GbE consortium

Broadcom

Broadcom

Broadcom Inc. is a global technology leader that designs, develops, and supplies a broad range of semiconductor and infrastructure software solutions. Broadcom’s category-leading product portfolio serves critical markets, including data center, networking, software, broadband, wireless, storage, and industrial. Their solutions include data center networking and storage, enterprise and mainframe software focused on automation, monitoring and security, smartphone components, telecoms, and factory automation. With roots based in the rich technical heritage of AT&T/Bell Labs, Lucent and Hewlett-Packard/Agilent, Broadcom focuses on technologies that connect the world. The company has the size, scope, and engineering talent to lead the industry into the future

CenturyLink

CenturyLink

CenturyLink is the second-largest U.S. communications provider to global enterprise customers. With customers in more than 60 countries and an intense focus on the customer experience, CenturyLink strives to be the world's best networking company by solving customers'​increased demand for reliable and secure connections. The company also serves as its customers'​trusted partner, helping them manage expanded network and IT complexity and providing a distributed system and cybersecurity solutions that help protect their business. CenturyLink is committed to responsible and responsive corporate governance. Their team oversees the company's management for the benefit of customers and shareholders

Cisco

Cisco

Cisco enables people to make powerful connections, whether in business, education, philanthropy, or creativity. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible, providing easy access to information anywhere, at any time. Since the company's inception, Cisco engineers have been leaders in the development of Internet Protocol (IP)-based networking technologies. The tradition of innovation continues with industry-leading products and solutions in the company's core development areas of routing and switching, as well as in advanced technologies such as home networking and wireless technology

GTT

GTT

GTT owns and operates a global Tier 1 internet network and provides a comprehensive suite of cloud networking services. They serve national, international, and global enterprises, governments and universities, as well as the world’s largest telecoms operators and OTT providers. Their clients benefit from an outstanding service experience built on our core values of simplicity, speed, and agility. GTT is easy to do business with and is committed to reducing the complexity of global communications. They are fast and responsive, providing rapid implementation and efficient support. They strive to say yes, delivering the right solution for each client’s unique needs

HPE

HPE

The advanced research from Hewlett Packard Labs changes the world. They are a powerful innovation engine for HPE, their customers, and the industry, delivering breakthrough technologies and pioneering revolutionary research. They address everything from IT trends to complex consumer and social challenges. That’s because of their ideas and technology that fuel the next generation of Hewlett Packard Enterprise products—and the next-gen of technologists, teachers, physicians, and artists. The company helps the customers, use technology to slash the time it takes to turn ideas into value. In turn, they transform industries, markets, and lives