Ethernet Switch Market Shares Changing Rapidly as End User Demand Undergoes Significant Evolution, According to Dell'Oro Group

 Ethernet Switch Market Shares Changing Rapidly as End User Demand Undergoes
              Significant Evolution, According to Dell'Oro Group

Data Center Expected to Grow While Enterprise and SMB Will Begin to Decline by
2017

PR Newswire

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 1, 2013

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The Ethernet Switch market
is undergoing dramatic changes as end users favor unique products
purpose-built and optimized according to deployment location, in the Data
Center, Enterprise, Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) and Carrier Ethernet
Services. As the data center migration towards 10 Gigabit Ethernet for server
access ramps, existing and new vendors face opportunities, challenges and
market share turbulence in these segments. Dell'Oro Group's new advanced
research report assesses the magnitude of the Ethernet Switch market by
location of deployment, tracking market evolution, assessing vendor strengths
and weaknesses, and the drivers of growth behind a market that now exceeds $20
B.

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"Data center consolidation projects and an increase in Cloud services are
causing the data center segment to significantly outperform the overall
Ethernet switch market. This trend is causing vendors focused in the data
center to gain overall market share compared to those focused in other
segments," said Alan Weckel, Vice President at Dell'Oro Group. "At the same
time, the increase in mobile devices is causing many enterprises and SMBs to
invest more heavily in WLAN. While we haven't seen a negative impact yet, we
believe over the next several years the Enterprise and SMB segments will
plateau and then gradually decline in favor of wireless technologies, such as
802.11ac. The divergence in market segment performance will have more impact
on vendor share and vendor product offerings over the next several years than
we have experienced in the past decade," stated Weckel.

The report segments the market into the four main customer deployment
locations: the Data Center, Enterprise (e.g., campus and branch office), Small
and Medium Businesses (SMBs), and Carrier Ethernet Services. The report also
reveals how Cisco, Dell, D-Link, Hewlett-Packard, Huawei, IBM, Juniper, and
NETGEAR place in the top four revenue-shares in 2012 for these segments.

To purchase this report, please contact Julie Learmond-Criqui at
+1.650.622.9400 x244 or email Julie@DellOro.com.

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 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
www.DellOro.com.

SOURCE Dell'Oro Group

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Contact: Julie Learmond-Criqui, Phone: +1.650.622.9400 x244, Email:
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