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10 Gigabit Ethernet Shines in an Overall Down Ethernet Switch Market, According to Dell'Oro Group

40 Gigabit Ethernet and 100 Gigabit Ethernet Growth Highlights Transition in the Data Center towards Next Generation Architectures

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent market research report from Dell'Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, indicates that while Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet both contracted in the quarter, that 10 Gigabit Ethernet, 40 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 Gigabit Ethernet all grew.

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"Users curtailed spending on lower-speed Ethernet switches typically deployed to connect users, however, spending on higher-speed switches typically deployed to connect equipment in the data center remained quite robust in the third quarter," said Alan Weckel, Vice President at Dell'Oro Group.  "The data center remains in the early stages of migration towards 10 Gigabit Ethernet for server access.  At the same time, the core in the data center is seeing the need for additional bandwidth which is necessitating the need for higher speeds.  The ecosystem in the data center now comprises four different speeds.  We see this as an opportunity for vendors to differentiate by optimizing their product sets for different types of networks," stated Weckel.

The report also shows the rate that 10 Gigabit is being adopted in the various Ethernet switch categories.  The largest seven 10 Gigabit Ethernet vendors broken out in the report in terms of port shipments are Brocade, Cisco, Dell, Extreme, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, and Juniper Networks.

About the Report 
The Dell'Oro Group Ethernet Switch Quarterly Report offers a complete overview of the Ethernet Switch industry with tables covering manufacturers' revenue, average selling prices, and port/unit shipments (by speed Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, 40 Gigabit Ethernet, 100 Gigabit Ethernet) for Layers 2-3 (both managed and unmanaged).  To purchase this report, please contact Julie Learmond-Criqui, call +1.650.622.9400 x244 or email Julie@DellOro.com.

About Dell'Oro Group 
As the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, Dell'Oro Group provides in-depth, objective research and analysis that enable component manufacturers, equipment vendors, and investment firms to make fact-based, strategic decisions.  For more information, contact Dell'Oro Group at +1.650.622.9400 or visit www.DellOro.com.

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