Ethernet Switch Market Rebounded to Record Levels in 2010, According to Dell'Oro Group

Juniper, Dell, Cisco and HP Posted Largest Growths

Mar 01, 2011, 09:00 ET from Dell'Oro Group

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 1, 2011 /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 2010, with revenue growing 30 percent year-over-year to nearly $20 billion in L2-L3 switching.  The report indicates that Juniper had the strongest year-over-year growth, followed by Dell, Cisco, then HP.


"The Ethernet Switch market surged in 2010 as enterprise and small businesses rebounded from economic weakness in 2009 and the data center continued to expand rapidly," said Alan Weckel, Director of Ethernet Switch Market Research at Dell'Oro Group.  "Given the strength and record levels achieved in 2010, we believe that the overall Ethernet Switch market will remain flat in 2011, as growth in the data center will be offset by price erosion and increased competition for enterprise and small business spending," Weckel added.

The report indicates that while 1 Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet both grew in 2010, most of the future market growth will come from 10 Gigabit Ethernet, particularly from data center deployments including Top-of-Rack, Blade switches, and Modular switches. The top six vendors in 10 Gigabit Ethernet in 2010 include Brocade, Cisco, Dell, HP, IBM and Juniper.

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

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