REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – November 28, 2017 – According to a recent report by Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for information about the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT industries, Ethernet Switch – Layer 2+3 market revenue reached an all-time record in 3Q17, posting the highest year-over-year growth in five years, driven by both campus switching and data center switching. Arista and Cisco both experienced an exceptional quarter.

“We are starting to see signs for recovery in the Campus Switching market,” said Sameh Boujelbene, Senior Director at Dell’Oro Group. “Softness in campus switching has been weighing on the Ethernet Switch market over the past two years. It has been outweighing strength in Data Center switching until now as Cisco and HPE captured most of the growth in North American and European campus switching markets during the quarter, while Chinese market remained dominated by Huawei and H3C,” stated Boujelbene.

The 3Q17 Ethernet Switch – Layer 2+3 Quarterly Report discusses reasons behind the strong performance in campus switching. Other key-takeaways from the report include:

  • Multi-gigabit switches adoption continued to accelerate, albeit driven mainly by Cisco.
  • Several areas experienced a strong ramp in the quarter, including:
    • Cloud-managed switches
    • Cisco’s new Cat 9K switches and Intent-based networking
  • Ethernet switch revenue for Arista reached an all-time high while revenue for Cisco grew for the second consecutive quarter, reaching the second highest level ever.

About the Report

The Dell’Oro Group Ethernet Switch – Layer 2+3 Quarterly Report offers a complete overview of the Ethernet Switch industry with tables covering manufacturers’ revenue, average selling prices, and port/unit shipments (100 Mbps, 1000 Mbps, 2.5, 5.0, 10, 25, 40, 50, 100, 200, and 400 Gbps) for Layers 2+3 (both managed and unmanaged).  To purchase this report, please contact Matt Dear at +1.650.622.9400 x223 or email Matt@DellOro.com.

About Dell’Oro Group

Dell’Oro Group is a market research firm that specializes in strategic competitive analysis in the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT markets.  Our firm provides in-depth quantitative data and qualitative analysis to facilitate critical, fact-based business decisions.  For more information, contact Dell’Oro Group at +1.650.622.9400 or visit www.delloro.com.