10 Gigabit Ethernet and Data Center Switches Drive Another Record Quarter in Ethernet Switching, According to Dell'Oro Group

Cisco, HP and Juniper Add the Most in Incremental Revenue During the Third Quarter

Dec 02, 2010, 09:15 ET from Dell'Oro Group

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent market research report from Dell'Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, indicates that the Ethernet Switch market reached record revenue and port shipments in the third quarter, as revenues grew 33 percent year-over-year. Cisco, HP and Juniper added the most during the third quarter in incremental revenue in L2-L3 switching, while F5 added the most incremental revenue in L4-7 Server Load Balancing.

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"10 Gigabit Ethernet and data center switches continue to drive most of the revenue growth in the Ethernet Switch market," said Alan Weckel, Director of Ethernet Switch Market Research at Dell'Oro Group.  "While we expect overall market growth to slow considerably in 2011, we expect data center products will continue to expand in 2011, led by 10 Gigabit Ethernet as it continues to grow not only as a server connectivity technology, but also as an aggregation technology within the data center," Weckel added.

The report indicates that data center deployments including 10 GE Top-of-Rack for server access are driving most of the revenue growth in the market.  Vendors in this space include Arista, Blade, Brocade, Cisco, Dell, Extreme, Force 10, HP, and Juniper. The report also indicates that the majority of revenue growth in 2011 will come from these products.

About the Report

The Dell'Oro Group Ethernet Switch Quarterly Report offers complete, in-depth coverage of the market with tables covering manufacturers' revenue, average selling prices, and port shipments (by speed Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet) for Layers 2-3 (both managed and unmanaged) and Layers 4-7. To purchase this report, please contact Emily Kendall, call +1.650.622.9400 x223 or email Emily@DellOro.com.

About Dell'Oro Group

As the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, Dell'Oro Group provides in-depth, objective research and analysis that enable component manufacturers, equipment vendors, and investment firms to make fact-based, strategic decisions.  For more information, contact Dell'Oro Group at +1.650.622.9400 or visit www.DellOro.com.

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