Ethernet Switch Market Revenue Surges Y/Y in 1Q’18, According to 650 Group 100 Gbps Ports More than Double Driven by the Cloud and Data Center Strength

Portola Valley, California – May 23, 2018 – A newly released report by 650 Group, a leading Market Intelligence Research firm for communications, data center and cloud markets, indicates that the Ethernet Switch Market grew over 10% Y/Y on strong campus and data center growth in 1Q18 to slightly below $7 Billion.  The report also indicated that 100 Gbps revenues account for over a quarter of all Ethernet Switch Revenue in the data center.

“100 Gbps set a record in revenue and port shipments during 1Q18 as the market was driven by both merchant silicon and custom ASIC solutions.  100 Gbps adoption is also spreading beyond the data center with many vendor announcements in the campus market,” said Alan Weckel, Founder and Technology Analyst at 650 Group.  “The Data Center market for 100 Gbps will remain robust for several years despite Cloud Providers beginning to implement 200 Gbps and/or 400 Gbps based on next generation silicon in the next eighteen months.”

The Quarterly Ethernet Switch report related to this segment indicates that Arista, Cisco, HPE, and Juniper are the market leaders in the Ethernet Switch Market in 1Q18 in the United States while H3C, Huawei, and Ruijie are the market leaders in China.

Additionally, 650 Group also published its Merchant Silicon report that indicates record 25 Gbps SERDES shipments with an expected strong ramp in 2H18 of 50 Gbps SERDES-based solutions.

About the Ethernet Switch Quarterly Report

The Ethernet Switch Quarterly Report offers a market assessment of vendor performance and market share in the Ethernet Switch market.  The report covers Modular, Fixed Managed, Smart Switching, White Box, Disaggregation, and other segmentation as well as the following port speeds: 100 Mbps, 1 Gbps, 2.5 Gbps, 5.0 Gbps, 10 Gbps, 25 Gbps, 40 Gbps, 50 Gbps, 100 Gbps, 200 Gbps, and 400 Gbps.  For more information about the report, contact the sales department at 650 Group at +1 650 600 7104 or or
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