RENO, NV--(Marketwire - Apr 11, 2011) - Synergy Research Group announces the publication of the Data Center Network Infrastructure Market Analysis report, which provides quarterly market shares, sizing, and forecasts for combined Data Center sales. Markets include Ethernet Switching, Routers, Application Delivery Controllers, High-End Network Security Platforms, and WAN Optimization Appliances.

In 2010, Data Center Network Infrastructure sales grew 22%. Three strong standout markets include: Application Delivery Controllers, High End Network Security Platforms, and WAN Optimization Appliances. These high growth markets continue to be driven by F5, Juniper, and Riverbed, all of which provide strategic growth for these vendors and #1 market leadership, respectively.

Cisco maintains the largest share of Data Center spending, growing its share to 50.7% in 2010, up from 48.5% in 2009. Juniper continues to make strong headway in this market as well by gaining 2.5 market share points over the last two years and its announcement of a potentially disruptive Data Center architecture, QFabric. Other vendors with strong year over year growth in Data Center spending include: HP, Fortinet, F5, Citrix, Blue Coat, and Brocade.

2010 Data Center Network Infrastructure Sales
RankingsY-Y Change
DC Ethernet Switching141.1%
DC SAN211.6%
DC Routers31.2%
DC Application Delivery Controllers422.0%
DC Network Security515.9%
DC WAN Optimization Appliances68.0%

"In 2010, we continued to see strong build outs of Data Centers from Google to Amazon to Microsoft and a growing number of service providers/operators," said Jeremy Duke, Founder & Principal Analyst, Synergy Research Group. "Over the coming years we believe increasing demand of utility computing and next generation multimedia services will continue to drive aggressive investment and innovation. As this release goes to press, Facebook announced an open-source strategy to its Data Center build-outs and is making public how their massive Data Centers achieve efficiency and scale. Given that such large-scale Data Centers typically consider such details to be competitive secrets, this is a bold move by Facebook -- we believe it is a long-term strategy to benefit and leverage the wealth of knowledge in the open-source community."

Synergy Research Group's Quarterly Reports provide complete, in-depth coverage of the networking and telecom equipment markets with tables covering manufacturers' revenue, average selling prices, shipments, as well as regional and country-level market shares for the following markets: Mobile Internet, Enterprise Voice, Network Security, Data Center, UC-Applications, Service Provider Routers, Carrier Ethernet, Video Conferencing, Collaboration, Managed Services, IMS, Carrier VoIP, Enterprise Routers, WLAN, Ethernet Switching, IPTV, Storage Area Networks (SAN), and Broadband Optical. To purchase Synergy reports contact Heather Gallo at 1.775.852.3330 x101, or email