Cisco, HP and Juniper are top 3 Ethernet Switch manufacturers in 2011

Telecom Lead India: Cisco, HP and Juniper are the top 3 Ethernet
Switch manufacturers for 2011 globally.

The Ethernet Switch market reached more than $20
billion in 2011, according to Dell’Oro group.

Dell’Oro group, in its research report, said that customer
requirements have always influenced the features vendors incorporate into their
Ethernet Switch products. 

With the migration in the data center towards 10 Gigabit
Ethernet for server access, it has become clear that vendors are coming out
with unique products optimized for specific deployments. 

We see intelligence moving back from the edge and into the
data center core for easier management particularly as enterprises virtualize
and outsource to the Cloud.  We believe this shift to be a fundamental
transition and we predict that products deployed in the data center will be the
growth engine of the Ethernet switch market over the next few years,” said Alan
Weckel, senior director at Dell’Oro Group. 

Dell’Oro group said manufactures can no longer develop a
switch for one customer deployment location and modify it into a second
location and expect success. Vendor shares will be affected by ever
disparate requirements, forcing many vendors to specialize in only certain
deployment locations or partner with other vendors to offer customers complete

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 Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Dell, D-Link, HP, Huawei, IBM,
Juniper, and NETGEAR place in the top four revenue-share in 2011 in at least
one segment.

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