REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—September 17, 2015A recently published report from Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT industries, revealed the Ethernet Switch—Data Center market grew strongly in the first quarter 2015 to $2.4 billion.  However, sales from white box vendors declined, a clear pause in their upward trajectory.

“The quarter was highlighted by strong growth from Chinese vendors, such as Huawei, and headwinds among enterprises adopting 10 GE for server access and 40 GE in the spine/aggregation layer,” said Alan Weckel, Vice President of Ethernet Switch—Data Center market research at Dell’Oro Group.  “Looking forward to the second half of 2015 and early 2016, the Ethernet Switch—Data Center market is about to undergo the largest upgrade the market has ever seen as Cloud providers begin to deploy next-generation silicon solutions from Broadcom, Cavium, and Mellanox.  We expect record-setting port shipments of 100 GE as the industry moves from 10 GE SERDES based silicon to 25 GE SERDES based silicon.  The question is to what degree will this change impact white box vendors,” stated Weckel.

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-level 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, 10, 25, 40, 50, and 100 Gbps), plus regional breakouts and Fibre Channel over Ethernet. To purchase this report, please contact Matt Dear at +1.650.622.9400 x223 or email Matt@DellOro.com.

About Dell’Oro Group

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