10G Base-T Ports Surge, Data Center Dominates, and Emerging Markets Struggle in 2Q13 Ethernet Switch Market, According to Dell'Oro Group

Ethernet Switch Market Achieves Record Revenue during a Second Quarter

Sep 05, 2013, 09:00 ET from Dell'Oro Group

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a recent report by Dell'Oro Group, the trusted source for information about the telecommunications and networking industries, the Layer 2-3 Ethernet Switch market continued to exceed $5 Billion in the second quarter 2013 despite mid-single digit year-on-year declines in Asia Pacific and Latin America.

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"Cloud providers' insatiable demand for network equipment continues to spur almost all the revenue growth in the Ethernet Switch market," said Alan Weckel, Vice President of Ethernet Switch market research at Dell'Oro Group. "Cloud providers' demand is offsetting delays in Enterprise spending as Enterprises push out the migration from 1 Gigabit Ethernet to 10 Gigabit Ethernet.  Yet, as the Cloud market matures, we believe growth in the data center could likely stall in 2014, and remain on hold until 2015 when Enterprises begin en-masse migration to 10 Gigabit Ethernet. We see many Enterprises remaining comfortable with 1 Gigabit Ethernet as most server platforms lack low-price 10 GE connections which are enabled by LAN-on-Motherboard (LoM)," stated Weckel.

The report also shows that during the second quarter, Juniper regained the number three revenue ranking in the market, and that over 10 vendors shipped 10G Base-T for the first time.  Despite the increase in vendor offerings, only three vendors exceeded 10,000 10G Base-T port shipments in the quarter.

About the Report
The Dell'Oro Group Ethernet Switch Quarterly 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 Julie Learmond-Criqui, call +1.650.622.9400 x244 or email Julie@DellOro.com to purchase.

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