Global Data Center Ethernet Switch Market 2014-2018

Reportstack has announced a new market research publication on Global Data Center Ethernet Switch Market 2014-2018. The following companies are the key players in the Global Data Center Ethernet Switch Market: Cisco Systems Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co., IBM Corp., and Juniper Networks Inc. “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. For further information on this report, please visit