The global network switches market to decline at a CAGR of (2.64%) during the period 2017-2021.
The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market. To calculate the market size, the report considers switches used by servers and storage providers, telecommunication providers, and enterprise and industrial users.
One trend in the market is white-box switching. White-box switches are also termed open Ethernet switches in the market. These white-box switches include only the hardware of switches that are manufactured by original device manufacturers (ODMs). They are sold to end-users without any operating systems installed in them.
According to the report, one driver in the market is growing demand for data centers. The growth of advanced technologies, such as cloud-based services and big data analytics, has increased the demand for data centers worldwide. Currently, developed countries such as the US are the largest markets for data center operations.
Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is complex installation process. The installation process of network switch devices is complex because of the requirement for high accuracy and the involvement of a number of sub-processes. Although the degree of complexity is low when it comes to a small network in an enterprise, for large networks such as telecom network backhaul projects, the process can take more than a week to complete.