About Alan Weckel

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Alan has been in the networking business for nearly twenty years. He started off working on network design and integration at Raytheon. Recently Alan has been one of the leading market research analysts tracking SDN and data center networking where he is active in creating new market segmentation.

400Gbit/s is right around the corner for data center switching, with significant implications for how data centers get built and connected. Given cloud customers will be the first to deploy this new speed and the technology behind it and the fact that the cloud will be that much larger in two years, we're discussing a massive inflection point for the market and the vendors that serve it ...



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We’re now entering the golden age for merchant silicon, custom application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and platforms in the data center Ethernet switch and router markets. During the next five years, the market will undergo at least two rapid product transitions in order to meet the additional bandwidth demands of cloud providers ...
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For the data center space, most of the talk over the past few years has been around how big data center buildouts are getting bigger, with most discussions around large Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft deployments. In early 2017, we heard about data center locations that would span multiple buildings with over a million of square feet in capacity ...
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