Cisco, HP and Juniper are the top 3 Ethernet Switch manufacturers for 2011 globally. The Ethernet Switch market reached more than $20 billion in 2011, according to Dell’Oro group. Dell’Oro group, in its research report, said that customer requirements have always influenced the features vendors incorporate into their Ethernet Switch products.

Customer requirements have always influenced the features vendors incorporate in to their Ethernet Switch products. However, with the migration in the knowledge middle towards ten Gigabit Ethernet for server access, it has become clear that vendors are coming out with distinctive products optimized for specific deployments. Therefore, Dell’Oro group has created an advanced research document to evaluate the magnitude of the Ethernet Switch market by location of deployment. The result is a better understanding of seller strengths and weaknesses and the drivers of growth behind a market that now exceeds $20 B.

“We see intelligence moving back from the edge and into the data center core for easier management particularly as enterprises virtualize and outsource to the Cloud. We believe this shift to be a fundamental transition and we predict that products deployed in the data center will be the growth engine of the Ethernet switch market over the next few years,” said Alan Weckel, Senior Director at Dell’Oro Group. “Manufactures can no longer develop a switch for one customer deployment location and modify it into a second location and expect success. Vendor shares will be affected by ever disparate requirements, forcing many vendors to specialize in only certain deployment locations or partner with other vendors to offer customers complete portfolios.”

The report segments the market into the four main customer deployment locations: the Data Center, Enterprise, Small and Medium Businesses, and Carrier Ethernet Services.

Founded in 1995 with headquarters in the heart of Silicon Valley, Dell’Oro Group has long-standing relationships with major telecommunications and networking companies. Dell’Oro Group clients include the leading component manufacturers, networking and telecommunications equipment vendors, financial services firms, telecommunications service providers, and numerous others.

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