Switching and Routing Battle for Data Center Leadership Intensifies in 3Q17, According to 650 Group

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Arista, Cisco, and Juniper Jockey for Position While New Vendors Emerge for Data Center Edge and Data Center Interconnect Use Cases
Portola Valley, California – October 6, 2017 – An upcoming report by 650 Group, the leader in Switching, Routing and Data Center Interconnect market research and competitive positioning, indicates an intense battle for market positioning as the traditional router and switch product boundaries collapse at Cloud customers.
“Cloud architectures are changing significantly with 100 Gbps as demand for high density and universal platforms becomes common.  There is little incumbency advantage,” said Alan Weckel, Founder and Technology Analyst at 650 Group.  “Cloud customers are looking for advanced routing on high density Ethernet platforms, and each vendor, based on its heritage, is approaching the market differently.  Given the size of the Cloud, and the anemic growth occurring in the traditional service provider and enterprise spaces, we only see this battle amongst vendors becoming more intense as new vendors enter this space over the next six months.”
The reports also indicates that Nokia will enter the Cloud space with the its FP4-based ASICs as well as H3C and Huawei in China.  The Merchant Silicon report looks at ASIC positioning inside Data Center Switching while the Data Center Interconnect report looks at the various use cases and topologies in that emerging market.
About the Quarterly Report
650 Group authors several reports in the Ethernet Switch, Router, Data Center Interconnect, and Merchant Silicon space.  The reports offers a market assessment of vendor performance and market share in in each segment.  The reports 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 val@650group.com or www.650group.com.
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.