Ethernet Switch market expanded 8 percent

The Ethernet Switch market expanded 8 percent sequentially
in L2-L3 switching.  The report attributes the sequential growth to
continued data center deployments including utilizing 10 Gigabit Ethernet in
Top-of-Rack and Blade switches, according to Dell’Oro Group.  

“The Ethernet Switch market rebounded strongly in 2Q11
as Fixed Ethernet switches reached record levels for both revenue and port
shipments during the quarter,” said Alan Weckel, senior director of
Ethernet Switch Market Research at Dell’Oro Group.  

10 Gigabit Ethernet continues to be the main driver of
revenue growth in the market as customers continue significant investments in
the data center. Despite strong sequential growth, we continue to expect
overall market revenue to decline year-over-year in 2011.

Dell, Enterasys, Extreme, and Juniper all grew their Fixed
Ethernet Switch revenue more than 20 percent sequentially.  

For Fixed Ethernet Switching, the growth came from Campus,
Carrier, and Data Center deployments in the quarter.  For Fixed, the top
four vendors were Cisco, HP, Juniper, and Dell.  For Modular, the top four
vendors were Cisco, HP, Huawei, and Brocade.

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