ProCurve Readies New 10/100 Switches
The networking industry's secret is out: 10/100 Ethernet still dominates switch sales.A trend on the part of network switching vendors threatens to blow the lid off the networking industry's dirty little secret: While the majority of industry switch revenue is from Gigabit Ethernet, most switch ports shipped today are still 10/100 Ethernet. Hewlett-Packard's ProCurve unit on Feb. 5 will become the latest network switch vendor to release brand new 10/100 Ethernet edge switches for customers upgrading their networks. ProCurve joins others such as Extreme Networks, 3Com and Nortel Networks, who have come out with new 10/100 Ethernet switches within the last 12 months.
With the costs coming down for Gigabit Ethernet, why not just make them 10/100/1000 switches?