Record Setting Shipments for Ethernet Switch Market in 2Q17, According to 650 GroupData Center Switch Market Gets a New Growth Catalyst in Data Center Interconnect Buildouts

  • by

PORTOLA VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A newly released report by 650 Group indicates that the Ethernet Switch Market surged to set a new all-time record for port shipments in 2Q17. The first to market and industry leading report also indicated that the growth was driven by MultiGig (2.5/5.0 Gbps) in the campus and 25/100 Gbps in the data center.

“The Ethernet Switch market remained robust in 2Q17 with growth coming from campus and data center switching during the quarter,” said Alan Weckel, Founder and Technology Analyst at 650 Group. “Cloud demand in data center switching remained the primary driver for overall market growth with data center interconnect ramping aggressively amongst several vendor in the quarter. Demand was also robust beyond the data center as SMB and enterprise class products grew strongly despite some economic and product refresh headwinds.”

The Quarterly Ethernet Switch report also looks at regional differences in the market as results indicate significant share differences in China, Europe, and North America amongst the largest vendors such as Arista, Cisco, Dell, Extreme, H3C, HPE, Huawei, and Juniper. Additional reports published by 650 Group indicate that open networking based switch offerings, Ethernet data center interconnect, and Internet of Things (IoT) are all significant growth markets in the networking space.

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, 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, and 100 Gbps. For more information about the report, contact the sales department at 650 Group at +1 650 600 7104 or or

About 650 Group
650 Group is a leading Market Intelligence Research firm for communications, data center and cloud markets. Our team has decades of research experience, has worked in the technology industry, and is actively involved in standards bodies.