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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – August 29, 2016 – According to a recent report by Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for information about the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT industries, the Ethernet Switch – Layer 2+3 market raced past $6 B in 2Q16, as sales grew 6 percent year-on-year. Sales for Arista and Dell reached an all-time high as the overall market experienced new records driven by a rebound in campus switching, a record quarter in China, and strong Cloud growth.

“2Q16 was a strong quarter for almost all vendors and segments within the Ethernet Switch market,” said Alan Weckel, Vice President at Dell’Oro Group. “Record sales into China and a record quarter for sales to the Cloud helped drive growth. While China and the Cloud remain seasonal in nature, both are continuing to grow as a percent of the market and drive many of the requirements for new products. In the data center, we can see the Cloud’s influence in early shipments of 100 Gbps,” stated Weckel.

The report also shows revenue share for vendors ranked three through five is very tight in 2Q16:

Ethernet Switch Revenue Share for 2Q16
Equipment Manufacturer Revenue Share
Cisco 55 %
Hewlett Packard Enterprise 9 %
Huawei 7 %
H3C 4 %
Arista 4 %

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 (by speed Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, 40 Gigabit Ethernet, 100 Gigabit Ethernet) for Layers 2+3 (both managed and unmanaged).  To purchase this report, please contact Matt Dear at +1.650.622.9400 x223 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