Fixed Ethernet Switches Fueled Ethernet Switch Market Growth in 2Q11 …

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ A recent market research report from Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, indicates that the Ethernet Switch market expanded 8% sequentially in L2-L3 switching. The report attributes the sequential growth to continued data center deployments including utilizing 10 Gigabit Ethernet in Top-of-Rack and Blade switches.

“The Ethernet Switch market rebounded strongly in 2Q11 as Fixed Ethernet switches reached record levels for both revenue and port shipments during the quarter,” said Alan Weckel, Senior Director of Ethernet Switch Market Research at Dell’Oro Group. “10 Gigabit Ethernet continues to be the main driver of revenue growth in the market as customers continue significant investments in the data center. Despite strong sequential growth, we continue to expect overall market revenue to decline year-over-year in 2011,” Weckel added.

The report also indicates that Dell, Enterasys, Extreme, and Juniper all grew their Fixed Ethernet Switch revenue more than 20 percent sequentially. For Fixed Ethernet Switching, the growth came from Campus, Carrier, and Data Center deployments in the quarter. For Fixed, the top four vendors were Cisco, HP, Juniper, and Dell. For Modular, the top four vendors were Cisco, HP, Huawei, and Brocade.

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