The data center Ethernet switch market revenue rose 5 percent sequentially to $2.2 billion in Q3 2014, said Infonetics.
U.S. public sector and cloud service providers were the main growth drivers.
Application delivery controller revenue dipped 2 percent in Q3 2014 from Q2 2014, while the ADC market has grown on a year-over-year basis for the last six quarters.
Virtual ADC appliances revenue increased 20 percent from the previous quarter.
WAN optimization revenue grew 9 percent sequentially, but decreased 1 percent from the year-ago third quarter.
Siaras and Viptela are some of the new entrants in the WAN optimization space.
Data center switching market
“The data center switching market is poised for another transformation with 25GE and 50GE enabling new data center network architectures targeting large cloud service providers looking to migrate from 10GE switching and server connectivity to 100GE switching and 25GE server connectivity,” said Cliff Grossner, directing analyst for data center, cloud, and SDN at Infonetics Research, a part of IHS.
A new generation of Broadcom switching silicon will add 25GE and 50GE to the mix of port speeds in the data center for 2015.