REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – February 27, 2018 – According to a recent report by Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for information about the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT industries, Cloud and data center interconnect deployments pushed Data Center switch revenue to record high in 2017. Last year marked an inflection year for 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) sales – surpassing 40 GE and comprising about 30 percent of total data center switching revenue.

“Ethernet switch deployments inside the data centers – as well as new routing use cases in hyperscale cloud and telco service providers – were strong during 2017,” said Sameh Boujelbene, Senior Director at Dell’Oro Group. “The transition from 40 GE to 100 GE further amplified the growth in the market, driving some upgrade activities to the broader market. We expect the 100 GE adoption to continue to accelerate in 2018, driven by smaller cloud service providers as well as some large enterprises,” continued Boujelbene.

Additional highlights from the 4Q17 Ethernet Switch – Data Center Report:

  • 25/100 GE ports comprised about 15 percent of data center switching ports in 2017.
  • Arista and Huawei had an exceptional year in data center switching and both companies also made significant inroads in Europe.
  • Cisco’s data center switching sales saw some signs for recovery in China in 2017.

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