Dell'Oro Group Forecasts Technology Transitions to Propel Sales of Ethernet Switch Market over the Next Five Years

25 Gbps Spurs Cloud to Upgrade Data Center While 2.5/5.0 Gbps Rallies Enterprise to Upgrade Campus Networks

Jan 20, 2016, 08:00 ET from Dell'Oro Group

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a recently published report by Dell'Oro Group, the trusted source for information about the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT industries, technology transitions will propel sales of the Ethernet Switch market over the next five years as 25 Gbps spurs the Cloud to upgrade the Data Center while 2.5/5.0 Gbps rallies the Enterprise to upgrade Campus networks.

"All areas of the Ethernet Switch market are undergoing significant transitions to next generation technologies that provide higher speeds and increased functionality during the next several years," said Alan Weckel, Vice President at Dell'Oro Group. "The Cloud is driving the data center through at least three major product cycles by 2020, starting right now with the migration towards 25 Gbps, and the magnitude of the Cloud will cause several records to be set in the Ethernet Switch market during each product cycle. At the same time, Enterprise campus switching is moving away from 1 Gbps, toward 2.5/5.0 Gbps, to support higher bandwidth access points with security being a feature most customers are looking towards as they evaluate their upgrade path," Weckel added.

The Ethernet Switch – Layer 2+3 5-Year Forecast Report also predicts the bulk of the revenue growth during the forecast period will come from 25 Gbps and 100 Gbps while both 10 Gbps and 40 Gbps will decline significantly. 

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The Dell'Oro Group Ethernet Switch – Layer 2+3 5-Year Forecast Report offers a complete overview of the Ethernet Switch industry with tables covering manufacturers' revenue, average selling prices, and port/unit shipments (by speed Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, 40 Gigabit Ethernet, 100 Gigabit Ethernet) for Layers 2+3 (both managed and unmanaged). To purchase this report, please contact Matt Dear, call +1.650.622.9400 x233 or email

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