Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Dell'Oro: 10 GigE Switch Market Surpasses $600 Million in Q2

According to a recent market research report from Dell'Oro Group, the 10 Gigabit Ethernet Switch market recently surpassed two major milestones: 10 Gigabit Ethernet Switch port shipments exceeded 250 thousand in the second quarter of 2008, while revenues exceeded $600 million in the quarter.


"Convergence towards Ethernet in the wiring closet and data center continues to drive consolidation in the market," said Alan Weckel, Senior Analyst at Dell'Oro Group. "End user demand for a wiring closet solution that's complete with Voice, Security, and wireless LAN features continues to cause vendors to look towards partnerships or acquisitions to offer holistic solutions. Recent examples of the changing vendor landscape include the Siemens joint venture that combines Enterasys with Siemens enterprise voice and HP ProCurve's acquisition of Colubris for wireless LAN. Meanwhile in the data center, the convergence towards Ethernet as the fabric for storage and networking led to Brocade's recent purchase of Foundry," Weckel added.


The report also addresses the Layer 4-7 application and traffic management market, which with new product announcements such as Cisco's Ace Appliance, Citrix's MPX, and F5's VIPRION, outgrew the overall Ethernet Switch market during the quarter.http://www.DellOro.com

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