The data center switching market is poised for transformation with the availability of 25 Gigabit Ethernet (GE). The new 25/100GE switches and silicon that makes them possible enables cloud services providers (CSPs) to migrate from 10GE switching and server connectivity to 100GE switching and 25GE server connectivity, according to Cliff Grossner, directing analyst for data center, cloud, and SDN at Infonetics Research.

Carrier Ethernet News talked with Cliff about his most recent Data Center Network Equipment Reports and how coming changes are expected to impact CSPs.