Dell’Oro Group research indicates that the Ethernet Switch market reached record revenue and port shipments in the third quarter, as revenues grew 33 percent year-over-year. 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.?
“10 Gigabit Ethernet and data center switches continue to drive most of the revenue growth in the Ethernet Switch market,” said Alan Weckel, director of Ethernet switch market research at Dell’Oro Group, in a statement.
The research 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. The report also indicates that the majority of revenue growth in 2011 will come from these products.