Strong quarterly growth in the data centre switch segment was due primarily to Cisco
BOSTON, USA: The data centre Ethernet switch market, including general purpose, purpose-built, and blade switches, increased 16 percent to $1.16 billion in 1Q10, on the heels of a very strong fourth quarter.
This is according to market research firm Infonetics Research's first quarter of 2010 (1Q10) Data Center Network Equipment market share and forecast report.
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Matthias Machowinski, directing analyst, enterprise voice and data, said: “We saw a 30 percent sequential jump in purpose-built switch sales in the first quarter of 2010, with Cisco a driving market force with their Nexus switch line."
"Healthy annual growth is expected to continue in this segment because these switches better address the requirements of the next generation data center, including LAN/SAN convergence, reliability, and high performance,” predicts Machowinski.
Strong quarterly growth in the data centre switch segment was due primarily to Cisco, which increased its data centre Ethernet switch revenue 23.5 percent in 1Q10 over 4Q09.
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