Cisco, Brocade, HP, Juniper and NEC lead the Infonetics 2014 scorecard for the enterprise networking and communication market.
The report said Cisco dominates the enterprise networking and communication market by a wide margin, due to offering the broadest solution portfolio, receiving positive feedback from enterprises, and capturing significant market share.
“The battle for second place is raging between Brocade, HP, and Juniper. Brocade has the strongest financials, HP is growing the fastest, and Juniper has experienced the highest improvement in enterprise feedback,” said Matthias Machowinski, directing analyst for enterprise networks and video at Infonetics Research.
The enterprise networking and communication infrastructure market is highly fragmented, with well over 100 vendors vying for a piece of this $50 billion market.
Repeating its performance in last year’s scorecard, Cisco once again earned the highest overall score by far, attaining perfect scores in 6 of 7 criteria and even improving on market share momentum.
The battle for 2nd place heated up this year, with Brocade holding on to the #2 spot again thanks to its strong financials, and is followed very closely by HP and Juniper.
HP captured the #1 position for market share momentum.
Juniper ranks among the top 3 vendors for 5 of Infonetics’ scorecard criteria: market share momentum, financials, product reliability, technology innovation, and service and support.
NEC’s #1 position in Japan’s enterprise telephony market helped place it 5th in Infonetics’ 2014 scorecard.