Ethernet switch revenue grows 33pc in 2010

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REDWOOD CITY, USA: Ethernet switch market has reached record revenue and port shipments in the third quarter, as revenues grew 33 percent year-over-year, finds Dell'Oro Group.


Cisco, HP and Juniper added the most during the third quarter in incremental revenue in L2-L3 switching, while F5 added the most incremental revenue in L4-7 server load balancing.

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"10 Gigabit Ethernet and data centre switches continue to drive most of the revenue growth in the Ethernet switch market," said Alan Weckel, director, Ethernet Switch Market Research, Dell'Oro Group.

"While we expect overall market growth to slow considerably in 2011, we expect data centre products will continue to expand in 2011, led by 10 Gigabit Ethernet as it continues to grow not only as a server connectivity technology, but also as an aggregation technology within the data center," Weckel added.

The report indicates that data center deployments including 10 GE top-of-rack for server access are driving most of the revenue growth in the market. Vendors in this space include Arista, Blade, Brocade, Cisco, Dell, Extreme, Force 10, HP, and Juniper.