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Enormous Change Occurring in Product Sales in Ethernet Switch Market, According to Dell'Oro Group

Announcements at Interop Confirm Trend of Vendors Offering Specialized Products

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Customer requirements have always influenced the features vendors incorporate into their Ethernet Switch products.  However, with the migration in the data center towards 10 Gigabit Ethernet for server access, it has become clear that vendors are coming out with unique products optimized for specific deployments.  Therefore, Dell'Oro group has created an advanced research report to assess the magnitude of the Ethernet Switch market by location of deployment.  The result is a better understanding of vendor strengths and weaknesses and the drivers of growth behind a market that now exceeds $20 B.


"We see intelligence moving back from the edge and into the data center core for easier management particularly as enterprises virtualize and outsource to the Cloud.  We believe this shift to be a fundamental transition and we predict that products deployed in the data center will be the growth engine of the Ethernet switch market over the next few years," said Alan Weckel, Senior Director at Dell'Oro Group.  "Manufactures can no longer develop a switch for one customer deployment location and modify it into a second location and expect success.  Vendor shares will be affected by ever disparate requirements, forcing many vendors to specialize in only certain deployment locations or partner with other vendors to offer customers complete portfolios."

The report segments the market into the four main customer deployment locations: the Data Center, Enterprise (e.g., campus and branch office), Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs), and Carrier Ethernet Services. The report also reveals how Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Dell, D-Link, HP, Huawei, IBM, Juniper, and NETGEAR place in the top four revenue-share in 2011 in at least one segment.

To purchase this report, please contact Jessica Hsueh at +1.650.622.9400 x222 or email

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 enables 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

SOURCE Dell'Oro Group


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