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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – July 28, 2015 –According to a recently published report by Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for information about the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT industries, the Ethernet Switch – Data Center market is expected to exceed $11 billion in 2019.

“The Data Center has experienced robust growth since 2008, and is transforming from simply being an architecture used for basic applications, like email and databases, to one responsible for the core asset of analytics and intelligence,” said Alan Weckel, Vice President of Data Center market research at Dell’Oro Group.  “For Ethernet switching, there are really two distinct markets in the Cloud and Enterprise that are evolving differently.  In the Cloud, we see continued expansion of white box switching and a quick migration to 100 Gbps starting later this year.  By the end of the decade, the Cloud will be the larger of the two markets; leading to fewer, larger deals going forward.  As SMBs move to the Cloud, millions of small deals will get consolidated to a few large Cloud deals, open to only a handful of vendors,” stated Weckel.

The Ethernet Switch – Data Center 5-Year Forecast Report also indicates that Cloud providers (such as Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Microsoft are entering an expansion and mega-upgrade cycle driven by the increased demand in capacity and aging infrastructure that will be served by 25 Gbps server technology and 100 Gbps switch technology.


The Dell’Oro Group Ethernet Switch – Data Center Five Year Forecast Report provides a comprehensive overview of market trends and include tables covering manufacturers’ revenue, port shipments, and average selling price forecasts for various technologies: Modular and Fixed by Port Speed; Fixed Managed and Unmanaged by Port Speed. We forecast the following port speeds: 1000 Mbps; 10 Gbps; 25 Gbps; 40 Gbps; 50 Gbps; 100 Gbps. To purchase this report, please contact Matt Dear at +1.650.622.9400 x233 or email


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