25 Gbps and 100 Gbps Switch Port Shipments Increased to More Than 1 M in 1Q17, According to Dell’Oro Group

Arista, Cisco, and White Box Switch Vendors Lead Transition to Higher Port Speeds

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- According to a recent report by Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for information about the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT industries, 25 Gbps and 100 Gbps switch port shipments increased to more than one million in the first quarter of 2017. Arista, Cisco, and White box vendors are leading the transitions to higher speeds.

“As supply constraints on 100 Gbps optical modules started to alleviate, we are seeing demand for 100 Gbps switches ramping up at the major Cloud providers,” said Sameh Boujelbene, Senior Director at Dell’Oro Group. “However, we are still in the early stage of this migration and we expect demand to accelerate through the rest of the year driven by the Cloud as well as Telco Service Providers and Enterprise deployments,” stated Boujelbene.

Highlights from the 1Q17 Ethernet Switch – Data Center Report:

  • 100 Gbps sales surged in the quarter, growing six times year-over-year.
  • Arista, Cisco, and White box sales of 100 Gbps all exceeded well over $100 M revenue in the quarter.
  • Shipments of 25 Gbps are ramping on the switch side – mainly driven by Cisco – as Enterprise customers are upgrading their switches ahead of the Intel Purely server refresh cycle that is expected in the second half 2017.

About the Report
The Dell’Oro Group Ethernet Switch – Data Center Quarterly Report offers a detailed view of the market, including Ethernet switches for: server access, server aggregation, data center core, and campus core. Software is also addressed separately. The report contains in-depth market and vendor-level information on manufacturers’ revenue, ports shipped and average selling prices for both Modular and Fixed, and Fixed Managed and Unmanaged Ethernet Switches (1000 Mbps, 10, 25, 40, 50, 100, 200, and 400 Gbps), plus regional breakouts and Fibre Channel over Ethernet. To purchase this report, please contact Matt Dear at +1.650.622.9400 x223 or email Matt@DellOro.com.

About Dell’Oro Group
Dell’Oro Group is a market research firm that specializes in strategic competitive analysis in the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT markets.  Our firm provides in-depth quantitative data and qualitative analysis to facilitate critical, fact-based business decisions.  For more information, contact Dell’Oro Group at +1.650.622.9400 or visit www.delloro.com


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