Infonetics Research: Data Center Equipment Takes Hit In 1Q13; Citrix Gains On F5

  Infonetics Research: Data Center Equipment Takes Hit In 1Q13; Citrix Gains
  On F5

Business Wire

BOSTON -- June 27, 2013

Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its 1^st
quarter 2013 (1Q13) Data Center Network Equipment report, which tracks data
center Ethernet switches, application delivery controllers (ADCs) and WAN
optimization appliances.

ANALYST NOTE

“Following 2 strong years of investment, growth in the data center equipment
market is starting to slow,” notes Matthias Machowinski, directing analyst for
enterprise networks and video at Infonetics Research. “While the near term
outlook remains positive, ultimately we think the market is headed for a peak,
as data center operators improve infrastructure utilization, and adoption of
cloud services moves hardware consumption from enterprises to large-scale data
center operators.”

DATA CENTER MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

  *Worldwide revenue for data center network equipment (data center Ethernet
    switches, ADCs and WAN optimization appliances) declined 11% sequentially
    in 1Q13, to $2.3 billion
  *Purpose-built data center switches grew 30% year-over-year in 1Q13
  *Following record sales in 2012, ADC revenue dipped 7% sequentially in 1Q13
    and is only slightly positive (+2%) from a year ago due to declining sales
    to the U.S. federal government and delays in tier 1 telco projects
  *Thanks to its partnership with Cisco (who exited the ADC market last
    year), Citrix is gaining momentum in the ADC space, growing market share
    by almost 10 points in the last year and gaining on #1 F5
  *WAN optimization revenue is declining, due to feature integration and
    market saturation

DATA CENTER REPORT SYNOPSIS

Infonetics’ quarterly data center equipment report provides worldwide and
regional market size, vendor market share, forecasts through 2017, analysis
and trends for data center Ethernet switches (general purpose, purpose-built
and blade switches), application delivery controllers (ADCs) and WAN
optimization appliances. Companies tracked: 3Com/H3C, A10 Networks,
Alcatel-Lucent, Allot, Array Networks, Blue Coat, Brocade, Cisco, Citrix, Dell
(Force10), Expand, F5, HP, IBM (BNT), Ipanema, Juniper, Packeteer, Radware,
Riverbed and others. To buy the report, contact Infonetics:
http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.

RELATED DATA CENTER RESEARCH

  *Infonetics Enterprise Networking / Data Center / Cloud research brief:
    http://bit.ly/13ayjs8
  *16G Fibre Channel comes back strong in 1Q13
  *Enterprises’ network demands on a collision course with budget reality
  *Operators reveal their data center plans in latest Infonetics study
  *Another solid year for data center network equipment, and more to come
  *SDN, OpenFlow, collaboration, security on the minds of operators planning
    cloud services
  *Data center security buyers wrestling with network upgrades and massive
    attack volume

UPCOMING DATA CENTER MARKET FORECASTS & SURVEYS

Download Infonetics’ market research brochure, publication calendar, events
brochure, report highlights, tables of contents and more at
http://www.infonetics.com/login.

  *Enterprise Networking and Communication Vendor Leadership Scorecard
  *Data Center Network Equipment - 2Q13 Edition
  *Cloud Service Strategies: Global Service Provider Survey
  *Cloud Service Strategies: North American Enterprise Survey
  *Data Center & SDN Strategies: Global Service Provider Survey
  *Data Center & SDN Strategies: North American Enterprise Survey
  *SDN Platforms
  *Virtualization Platforms

INFONETICS WEBINARS

Visit https://www.infonetics.com/infonetics-events to register for upcoming
webinars, view recent webinars on demand or learn about sponsoring a webinar.

  *Preparing Enterprise Networks for a Wireless Multi-Device World (View on
    demand)
  *Securing and Managing Mobile Devices in a BYOD World (View on demand)
  *SDNs and NFV: Why Operators Are Investing Now (View on demand)
  *Architecting Wireless LANs for a BYOD World (Sept. 25: Sponsorships
    available)

TO BUY REPORTS, CONTACT:

N. America (West), Asia Pacific: Larry Howard, larry@infonetics.com, +1
408-583-3335

N. America (East), Midwest, L. America: Scott Coyne, scott@infonetics.com, +1
408-583-3395

EMEA, India, Singapore: George Stojsavljevic, george@infonetics.com, +44
755-488-1623

Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp

ABOUT INFONETICS

Infonetics Research (www.infonetics.com) is an international market research
and consulting firm serving the communications industry since 1990. A leader
in defining and tracking emerging and established technologies in all world
regions, Infonetics helps clients plan, strategize and compete effectively.
View Infonetics’ About Us slides at http://bit.ly/QUrbrV.

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Contact:

Infonetics Research
Matthias Machowinski, +1 408-583-3363
Directing Analyst, Enterprise Networks and Video
matthias@infonetics.com
Twitter: @infonetics
 
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