While it’s true that enterprises are increasingly deploying 10 Gigabit networks to better support bandwidth-intensive applications (i.e. video, audio and Web conferencing), research shows that this may change soon.

Specifically, research from Infonetics shows that the 100G market is taking off and is expected to reach $6 billion by 2017. Overall, spending on 1G, 10G, 40G and 100G network ports totaled $37 billion in 2012—an increase of 4 percent from 2011, according to the study.

“For optical ports, 10G will remain the highest-volume speed, but 100G represents the area of the most dramatic growth,” explained Principal Analyst for optical at Infonetics, Andrew Schmitt. “Service providers have indicated to us that by 2016, the majority of spending in long-haul networks will be on 100G.”

These numbers clearly indicate that high-speed network adoption is growing. As organizations continue to transition from 10 and 40G connections to 100G, engineers and network administrators will need to consider the role that network monitoring plays within their organization. Specifically, this drastic increase in bandwidth will require these decision makers to invest in a solution that allows for greater data throughput and that provides more competitive network performance.

Indeed, as port sizes grow engineers and administrators will require the right network monitoring and analysis tools that can enable them to capture this abundance of traffic in order to achieve full end-to-end network visibility; to avoid lengthy and complicated network outages; and to maintain overall business continuity.

What kinds of tools can these professionals invest in to do so? If you want to learn more about advanced, high speed network monitoring and analysis solutions, click here to explore Savvius’ set of online resources.