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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – June 6, 2018 – According to a recent report by Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for information about the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT industries, in 1Q18, Data Center Switching market recorded strongest year-over-year revenue growth in over five years. 100 Gigabit Ethernet port shipments more than doubled year-over-year.

“Data Center switching market grew 16% year-over-year in the first quarter of the year,” said Sameh Boujelbene, Senior Director at Dell’Oro Group. “This strength was broad-based across both the Cloud and Enterprise segments. Capital spending by hyperscale customers such as Google, Microsoft and Facebook as well as smaller tier 2 and 3 cloud service providers was really strong in 1Q18, contributing to the strong growth in Switching and 100 Gigabit ports.  In addition, we saw a recovery in IT spending from large enterprises that also had a high appetite for 25 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet,” added Boujelbene.

Additional highlights from the 1Q18 Ethernet Switch – Data Center Report:

  • 100 Gigabit Ethernet Switch ports contributed more than 30% of total revenue
  • Arista’s revenue outside of the U.S. has more than doubled year-over-year for a third consecutive quarter
  • In line with our expectations, Cisco’s data center switching sales saw some signs of recovery in China

 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