REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – December 7, 2016 – According to a recent report by Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for information about the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT industries, sales of 100 Gbps surged despite supply constraints in 3Q16 and the overall Ethernet Switch – Data Center market hit a new high of almost $3 B in the quarter as sales grew 10 percent year-over-year.

“Cloud strength and enterprise weakness continued to be the central theme to quarterly results,” said Alan Weckel, Vice President at Dell’Oro Group. “We anticipate the migration towards 100 Gbps will happen quickly over the next several quarters as supply constraints, especially in the optical pluggable modules, are resolved. We have seen tremendous demand for next generation 100 Gbps products. However, there is simply not enough supply which is forcing some customers to continue purchasing 40 Gbps,” stated Weckel.

Ethernet Switch – Data Center Revenue Share for 3Q16
Equipment Manufacturer Revenue Share
Cisco 55 %
Arista 9 %
White Box 8 %


Hewlett Packard Enterprise

6 %

5 %

4 %

Dell 3 %

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The Dell’Oro Group Ethernet Switch – Data Center Quarterly Report offers a detailed view of the market, including Ethernet switches for: server access; server aggregation; data center core; and campus core.  Software is also addressed separately.  The report contains in-depth market and vendor-level information on manufacturers’ revenue, ports shipped and average selling prices for both Modular and Fixed, and Fixed Managed and Unmanaged Ethernet Switches (1000 Mbps, 10, 25, 40, 50, and 100 Gbps), plus regional breakouts and Fibre Channel over Ethernet. To purchase this report, please contact Matt Dear at +1.650.622.9400 x223 or email

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