Huawei becomes #3 in Ethernet Switch market in 2014 behind Cisco, HP

Huawei Technologies became the number three vendor in the global Ethernet Switch revenue market in 2014 — behind Cisco Systems and Hewlett-Packard.

Dell’Oro Group, in its latest research report, said there were also significant share shifts outside of the top three, as Arista Networks, Dell, and Juniper Networks all exceeded $500 million for the year.

Google, Amazon, and Microsoft data center deployments assisted Ethernet Switch market to drive 2014 revenues to a new high. The Ethernet Switch market reached an all-time high in revenue and port shipments in Q4 2014, with the both the Data Center and Campus markets growing revenue in 2014.

“Cloud customers had a big impact on the quarter, driving white box, Arista, and Cisco revenue and port shipments to a new record in the data center during 4Q14,” said Alan Weckel, vice president of Ethernet Switch research at Dell’Oro Group.

IDC on Ethernet switch market

Ethernet Switch vendors in Q4 2014 by IDC

The Ethernet switch market (Layer 2/3) revenues rose 3.8 percent to $6.2 billion in Q4 2014. In 2014, the market increased 3.9 percent.

Cisco Ethernet switching grew 3.8 percent in Q4 2014, though its market share declined to 61.1 percent from 62.9 percent in the previous quarter. Cisco also stood at 61.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013.

In 10GbE segment, Cisco held 59.3 percent of the market in Q4 2014 against 63.7 percent in the previous quarter and 63.9 percent in Q3 2013.

HP’s Ethernet Switch revenue increased 6.3 percent. HP’s market share in switching now stands at 9.5 percent against 9.3 percent in Q3 2014 and 9.2 percent in Q4 2013.

Juniper Ethernet switching declined by 8.3 percent.

“The Ethernet switch market continues to be a story of the ascendance of greater speeds and feeds, namely 10Gb and 40Gb Ethernet,” said Petr Jirovsky, research manager in IDC’s Networking Trackers Group.

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