Technology Transitions in the Data Center and the Campus to Drive Ethernet Switch Market Growth through 2017, According to

  Technology Transitions in the Data Center and the Campus to Drive Ethernet
   Switch Market Growth through 2017, According to Dell'Oro Group Forecast

Fixed 10 Gigabit Ethernet Projected to Achieve Highest Growth

PR Newswire

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Feb. 11, 2013

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --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 is forecast to reach almost $25 billion in 2017, with future growth to
be driven primarily by sales of Ethernet switches optimized for larger data
center deployments, and a continued migration towards faster speeds in campus


"Technology transitions are changing the way IT managers look at their network
topologies. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and the unprecedented growth in the
number of personal devices accessing business networks is driving this
change.Today, most enterprises look at the purchase of Ethernet switching and
wireless LAN (WLAN) as separate decisions and for different applications,"
said Alan Weckel, Vice President at Dell'Oro Group. "Ethernet switching is
typically deployed for user access and WLAN for user mobility in the
enterprise. During the forecast period, we expect enterprises to focus
primarily on user access regardless of the underlying technology, with a small
but growing number of enterprises using WLAN as the main connectivity option
for a user. This will likely lead to a tighter coupling of WLAN and Ethernet
switch technologies during the forecast period," stated Weckel.

The report also shows that Fixed 10 Gigabit Ethernet revenues are projected to
achieve the highest growth during the forecast period, with demand from both
campus and data centers. Vendors with current Ethernet Switch offerings in
this segment include: Alcatel-Lucent, Avaya, Brocade, Cisco, Enterasys,
Extreme, Dell, HP, IBM, and Juniper.

About the Report
The Dell'Oro Group 5-Year Forecast 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 (GE), 10 GE, 40 GE, 100 GE) for Layers 2-3 (managed and unmanaged).
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About Dell'Oro Group
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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
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