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REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—September 10, 2018—According to a recent report by Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for information about the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT industries, Arista, H3C, Huawei and White Box switching vendors drove robust growth in 2Q 2018 Data Center Switch market. 25 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet ports comprised a quarter of total port shipments.

“The Data Center Switch market grew eight percent year-over-year in the 2Q 2018 despite a strong double-digit growth recorded in the year-ago period,” said Sameh Boujelbene, Senior Director at Dell’Oro Group. “Strong demand from cloud service providers as well as large enterprises drove the switch sales growth. Arista, H3C, Huawei and White Box switching vendors captured most of the growth, while Cisco saw a decline in its data center switching revenue due to a back-end loaded fiscal quarter,” added Boujelbene.

Additional highlights from the 2Q 2018 Ethernet Switch—Data Center Report:

  • Hyperscale cloud service providers such as Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Alibaba recorded strong capital spending for data center infrastructure.
  • Growth was broad-based across all regions but more pronounced in China.
  • 25 Gigabit Ethernet surpassed 10 percent of port shipments during the quarter.
  • 100 Gigabit Ethernet comprised a third of the revenue and 15 percent of the shipments.

About the Report

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, 100, 200, and 400 Gbps), plus regional breakouts. To purchase this report, please contact Daisy Kwok at +1.650.622.9400 x227 or email

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