Report: 10 Gigabit Ethernet, data center switch revenue jumps 33% in record Q3

Dec. 3, 2010
10 Gigabit Ethernet and data center switches continue to drive most of the revenue growth in the Ethernet Switch market, says Dell'Oro Group.

Redwood City, Calif. -- A recent market research report from Dell'Oro Group indicates that the Ethernet Switch market reached record revenue and port shipments in the third quarter, as revenues grew 33 percent year-over-year.

Cisco, HP and Juniper added the most during the third quarter in incremental revenue in L2-L3 switching, while F5 added the most incremental revenue in L4-7 Server Load Balancing, found the report.

“10 Gigabit Ethernet and data center switches continue to drive most of the revenue growth in the Ethernet Switch market,” said Alan Weckel, Director of Ethernet Switch Market Research at Dell’Oro Group.

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He added, “While we expect overall market growth to slow considerably in 2011, we expect data center products will continue to expand in 2011, led by 10 Gigabit Ethernet as it continues to grow not only as a server connectivity technology, but also as an aggregation technology within the data center."

The report indicates that data center deployments including 10 GE Top-of-Rack for server access are driving most of the revenue growth in the market. Vendors in this space include Arista, Blade, Brocade, Cisco, Dell, Extreme, Force 10, HP, and Juniper. The report also indicates that the majority of revenue growth in 2011 will come from these products.

The Dell’Oro Group Ethernet Switch Quarterly Report offers 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.

For more information, contact Dell’Oro Group at +1.650.622.9400 or visit http://www.delloro.com.

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