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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – September 3, 2014 –According to a recent report by Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for information about the telecommunications and networking industries, the Layer 2-3 Ethernet Switch market exceeded $5.6 billion in the second quarter 2014, with nearly all vendors showing strong sequential gains.

“The Ethernet switch market remains robust with many strong growth engines in place for the next year,” said Alan Weckel, Vice President of Ethernet Switch Market Research at Dell’Oro Group. “While the data center remains the strongest segment for growth, a number of unique trends are occurring as Chinese vendors such as Huawei and ZTE expand, and many other vendors refocus on distinct parts of the switching market.  When we look at the data center, the campus, or even a region such as North America, market shares are quite diverse as vendors refine their strategies to focus on their core expertise within switching.  We expect this trend to continue throughout the next several quarters,” stated Weckel.

The Report also reveals a record number of vendors exceeded $100 M in the quarter, namely Arista Networks, Cisco Systems, Dell, Extreme Networks, Hewlett-Packard, Huawei Technologies, and Juniper Networks.  Huawei became the number three vendor in the overall switch market, while Arista retained the number three placement in data center switching.


The Dell’Oro Group Ethernet Switch 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 Julie Learmond-Criqui, call +1.650.622.9400 x244 or email Julie@DellOro.comto purchase.


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