Cisco Ethernet switch market share remains steady at 62%, HP improves in Q3: IDC

Networking vendor Cisco’s Ethernet switch (Layer 2/3) market share growth in the third quarter was flat at 62.3 percent, IDC said.

Cisco‘s market share in the 10GbE market segment was 65.9 percent in Q3.

HP’s Ethernet Switch revenue increased 5.3 percent quarter over quarter and 6.5 percent year over year in Q3. HP’s market share now stands at 9.4 percent.

IDC says Ethernet switch market (Layer 2/3) rose 6.5 percent to $5.66 billion in Q3. On a sequential basis, the growth was 5.2 percent.

Router market grew 7.8 percent year over year, while sequentially, the router market increased 2.2 percent.

Growth of the Ethernet switch market in Middle East & Africa was 22.7 percent year over year. It rose 12 percent in North America. Latin America and Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) both grew in the mid-single digits while the Western Europe and Central & Eastern Europe regions were up in the 1-2 percent range. Japan declined 13.4 percent.

Ethernet Switch vendors

“The worldwide Ethernet Switch market is increasingly a tale of two market segments with different market dynamics: the enterprise campus segment, which includes the network edge, and the higher growth datacenter segment that is driving 10GbE and 40GbE as cloud rollouts continue to increase,” said Rohit Mehra, vice president, Network Infrastructure at IDC.

IDC says 10Gb Ethernet switch (Layer 2/3) revenue increased 12.0 percent while 10Gb Ethernet switch port shipments grew a strong 40.1 percent to 4.97 million ports. 10GbE continues to be the primary driver of the overall Ethernet switch market, with the early stage 40GbE just starting to reach critical mass as a stand-alone segment.

The enterprise and service provider Router market rose 7.8 percent year over year and 2.2 percent sequentially. It increased more than 30 percent growth in Middle East & Africa and Central & Eastern Europe. It declined 26.3 percent in Japan. North America increased 14.8 percent while Western Europe and Latin America were up high single digits. Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) declined-1.5 percent.

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