Print Friendly, PDF & Email
follow us in feedly

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – March 26, 2014 –A new report from Dell’Oro Group reveals gathering momentum in the trend towards vendor product specialization and partnerships to deliver tailored Ethernet Switch solutions.  While customer requirements have always influenced the features that vendors incorporate into their Ethernet Switch products, the migration in the data center towards 10 Gigabit Ethernet for server access has underlined the fact that vendors are introducing unique products optimized for specific network deployments.

“The market is shifting from even growth across all deployment location segments in the Ethernet Switch market, to the data center being the key market driver.  Vendors that currently have more exposure in the data center will likely increase their share as the overall market becomes more data-center focused.  In addition, vendor market share is also being impacted by a shift in vendor product focus, as well as activity in China,” said Alan Weckel, Vice President at Dell’Oro Group.  “Distinct requirements will force many vendors to specialize in certain segments or to partner with other vendors to offer customers a complete solution portfolio.  Despite projected market growth, we believe these factors will adversely affect the addressable market for many vendors,” stated Weckel.

Dell’Oro Group’s Advanced Research Report: Ethernet Switch Deployment Locations provides an assessment of the magnitude of the Ethernet Switch market by the four major locations of deployment: the Data Center, Enterprise (e.g., campus and branch office), Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs), and Carrier Ethernet Services.  The study also allows a better understanding of vendor strengths and weaknesses and the drivers behind this $20 billion-plus market.  In addition, the report reveals how Cisco Systems, Dell, D-Link, Hewlett-Packard, Huawei, IBM, Juniper Networks, and NETGEAR place respectively in the top four revenue-shares in at least one segment.

To purchase this report, please contact Danielle Harley at +1.650.622.9400 x222 or email


As the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, Dell’Oro Group provides in-depth, objective research and analysis that enables component manufacturers, equipment vendors, and investment firms to make fact-based, strategic decisions.  For more information, contact Dell’Oro Group at +1.650.622.9400 or visit