10GbE INTERCONNECT IN THE DATA CENTER

Aquantia’s distinctive and patented architecture
has led the 10GBASE-T industry in all metrics,
from power consumption to density and performance.

 

datacenterCorporate Data Center

As more data gets consolidated and processed in data centers, the need for higher performance compute nodes has been met with the constant innovation in both processor computing power and the increased use of server virtualization. Both have in turn increased the demand for higher bandwidth connectivity on servers.

The low-cost, high-level of integration, ubiquity, backward compatibility and ease of deployment characteristics of 10GBASE-T all contribute to make this PHY technology the fastest growing 10GbE interconnect in the data center. According to Crehan Research, 10GBASE-T will ship at a rate of 29 million ports in data centers in 2020.

Aquantia’s family of industry leading 10GBASE-T PHYs enables the mass transition to 10GE in data center class switches and servers.

10GBASE-T PHYs

Aquantia’s distinctive and patented architecture has led the 10GBASE-T industry in all metrics, from power consumption to density and performance.

Crehan Research projects that 10GBASE-T will ship at a rate of 29 million ports in data centers in 2020.

This market is expecting 27% CAGR from 2017 through 2020.

10GBASE-T : FASTEST GROWING 10GIGABIT ETHERNET CONNECTIVITY SOLUTION IN DATA CENTERS

Today, 80% of ports used in the data center market are concentrated in corporate data centers, which are typically found in Fortune 500 companies. Corporate data centers are very cost sensitive and, as a result, have historically made use of Ethernet cabling. Crehan Research reports that, in 2015, 71% of data center servers were shipped with GbE connectivity, representing a compound annual growth rate of 27% from 2017 through 2020, almost all of which use Ethernet cables due to the preference by corporate IT managers. Today, because the cost of 10GbE over Ethernet cable is approaching twice that of GbE, network engineers are transitioning their focus to purchasing equipment that will support faster speeds, allowing them to improve performance and increase work efficiency of their organizations. This transition is driving the current upgrade cycle.

AQUANTIA'S CORPORATE DATA CENTER MARKET SUCCESS

Our disruptive architecture, combining MMSP and MCSP, was first implemented in the 10GBASE-T line of products, shipping in the data center and cloud environments. Our architecture’s characteristic low-power, high-performance, and high-density enabled us to demonstrate the world’s first single-chip 10GBASE-T product in 90nm standard CMOS process. The follow-on 40nm process generation, unveiled in 2012, led to the world’s first fully integrated 10GBASE-T MAC and PHY products for data center servers. We have shipped the 40nm generation of products in millions of ports to our server and switching customers, contributing to making 10GBASE-T a mainstream technology in data centers for the first time. We have since transitioned to the 28nm process generation, continuing to lead the industry.