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Data Center Deployments Drive Ethernet Switch Market Growth in the Third Quarter


Cisco and HP Lead Fixed 10 Gigabit Ethernet Segment

Redwood City, Calif. - 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 grew for the second consecutive quarter during the third quarter of this year, driven by continued strength in data center deployments.

“Since early 2008, many new product introductions have focused on the data center and many of these products ramped strongly during the most recent quarter,” said Alan Weckel, Director of Ethernet Switch Market Research at Dell’Oro Group. “10 Gigabit Ethernet is leading the charge, both as a server connectivity technology and as an aggregation technology within the data center. In the short term, most of the overall Ethernet Switch market revenue growth will come from the data center,” Weckel added.

The report also shows that Fixed 10 Gigabit Ethernet revenues grew nearly 30 percent during the quarter with most of the growth being driven by purpose-built Fixed 10 Gigabit Ethernet data center products. Cisco and HP lead in this segment with a combined share of almost 70 percent of the total Fixed 10 Gigabit Ethernet port shipments. Other vendors with Ethernet Switch offerings are 3Com/H3C, Arista, Blade, Brocade, Extreme, Force 10 and Juniper.

About the Report

The Dell’Oro Group Ethernet Switch Quarterly Report offers complete, in-depth coverage of the market with tables covering manufacturers’ revenue, ports/units shipped and average selling prices by various port speeds (e.g., 100 Mbps, 1000 Mbps, 10 Gbps, etc.) for Layer 2-3 Ethernet Switches (Fixed and Modular reported separately), and revenue, units shipped and average selling prices for Layers 4-7 Server Load Balancing Ethernet Switches. To purchase this report, please contact Emily Kendall at +1.650.622.9400 x223, or email

About Dell’Oro Group

As the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, Dell’Oro Group provides in-depth, objective research and analysis that enable 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


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