The analysts forecast the Global Data Center Ethernet Switch market to grow at a CAGR of 16.27 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the transition to 10 GB Ethernet switching ports. The Global Data Center Ethernet Switch market has also been witnessing the transition to SDN solutions. However, the growing decline in equipment prices could pose a challenge to the growth of this market.
The report, the Global Data Center Ethernet Switch Market 2014-2018, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the Americas, and the EMEA and APAC regions; it also covers the Global Data Center Ethernet Switch market landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.
Key vendors dominating this space are Cisco Systems Inc., Hewlett-Packard (HP) Co., IBM Corp., and Juniper Networks Inc.
Other vendors mentioned in the report are Alcatel-Lucent SA, Avaya Inc., Brocade Communications Systems Inc., Dell Inc. (Force 10), Enterasys Networks Inc., Extreme Networks Inc., Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., and Oracle Corp. (Xsigo Systems).
Key questions answered in this report:
- What will the market size be in 2018 and what will the growth rate be?
- What are the key market trends?
- What is driving this market?
- What are the challenges to market growth?
- Who are the key vendors in this market space?
- What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
- What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?
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01. Executive Summary
02. List of Abbreviations
03. Scope of the Report
03.1 Market Overview
03.2 Product Offerings
04. Market Research Methodology
04.1 Market Research Process
04.2 Research Methodology
06. Market Landscape
06.1 Market Size and Forecast
06.2 Global 10 GB Ethernet Port Shipment
06.3 Global Switching Port Attach Rate on Servers
06.4 Five Forces Analysis
07. Geographical Segmentation
07.1 Global Data Center Ethernet Switch Market by Geographical Segmentation 2013-2018
08. Buying Criteria
09. Market Growth Drivers
10. Drivers and their Impact
11. Market Challenges
12. Impact of Drivers and Challenges
13. Market Trends
14. Trends and their Impact
15. Vendor Landscape
15.1 Global Data Center Ethernet Switch Market by Vendor Segmentation (Revenue) 2013
15.2 Global Data Center Ethernet Switch Market by Vendor Segmentation (Shipment) 2013
15.3 Other Prominent Vendors
16. Key Vendor Analysis
16.1 Cisco Systems Inc.
16.1.1 Business Overview
16.1.2 Key Information
16.1.3 SWOT Analysis
16.2 Hewlett-Packard Co.
16.2.1 Business Overview
16.2.2 Key Information
16.2.3 SWOT Analysis
16.3 IBM Corp.
16.3.1 Business Overview
16.3.2 Key Information
16.3.3 SWOT Analysis
16.4 Juniper Networks Inc.
16.4.1 Business Overview
16.4.2 Key Information
16.4.3 SWOT Analysis
17. Other Reports in this Series
List of Exhibits:
Exhibit 1: Market Research Methodology
Exhibit 2: Global Data Center Ethernet Switch Market 2013-2018 (US$ billion)
Exhibit 3: Global 10 Gb Ethernet Port Shipment 2013-2018 (million)
Exhibit 4: Global Switching Port Attach Rate on Servers 2013-2018 (percentage)
Exhibit 5: Global Data Center Ethernet Switch Market by Geographical Segmentation 2013
Exhibit 6: Global Data Center Ethernet Switch Market by Vendor Segmentation (Revenue) 2013
Exhibit 7: Global Data Center Ethernet Switch Market by Vendor Segmentation (Shipment) 2013
Commenting on the report, an analyst from the team said: “SDN is a network architecture where the software interacts directly and dynamically with the network infrastructure. The software includes functions such as applications, content, and services that are stored or executed in data centers. SDN is unique because applications and services do not normally interact with network infrastructure directly; neither are they visible to the network. Enterprises can partition their networks for private use through the adoption of SDN technologies. This can help organizations such as banks share confidential data more securely. Moreover, security firewalls can be added as application software in the network, making the network economical and manageable. Through SDN deployment, IT can become agile by organizing network services and monitoring the network through high-level policies instead of low-level network device configurations.”
According to the report, among the numerous growth drivers of the Global Data Center Ethernet Switch market, the transition to 10 Gb Ethernet switching ports is the major growth driver. The demand for 10 Gb Ethernet ports is increasing at a much higher rate than the demand for Gigabit Ethernet switching ports. The high demand for 10 GbE switches is not only due to the reduction in the price of these switches, but is also primarily due to the high speed provided by the switches.
Further, the report states that one of the main challenges is the decline in equipment prices. The growth rate of Ethernet switches is still far behind the increasing shipment of the networking ports. The gap between the revenue growth rate and the shipment growth is mainly due to the decline in equipment prices.
The study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key vendors.
- Cisco Systems Inc.
- Hewlett-Packard (HP) Co.
- IBM Corp.
- Juniper Networks Inc.
- Alcatel-Lucent SA
- Avaya Inc.
- Brocade Communications Systems Inc.
- Dell Inc. (Force 10)
- Enterasys Networks Inc.
- Extreme Networks Inc.
- Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.
- and Oracle Corp. (Xsigo Systems).