SOURCE: Infonetics Research

Infonetics Research

April 27, 2010 14:46 ET

Infonetics Research: Resurgence seen in data center equipment market

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - April 27, 2010) -  Market research firm Infonetics Research (http://twitter.com/infonetics) released the fourth quarter (4Q09) edition of its new Data Center Network Equipment market share and forecast report.

ANALYST NOTE

"Cisco continues to dominate the overall data center network equipment market, as few vendors can match the breadth of Cisco's product portfolio. But in each segment, Cisco encounters strong competitors that are focused on that segment, whether it's Juniper for data center Ethernet switches, F5 in ADCs, or Riverbed/Blue Coat for WAN optimization, and this ensures healthy competition and customer choice," notes Matthias Machowinski, Infonetics Research's directing analyst for enterprise voice and data.

DATA CENTER NETWORK MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

  • Data center (DC) Ethernet switches hit $3.2 billion in 2009, capped by a very strong fourth quarter, indicating a resurgence in data center build-outs, along with the general recovery in network equipment sales

  • Data center switches continue to account for the bulk of data center network equipment revenue

  • Purpose-built and blade switches are forecast to take increasing share of the data center switch market, as these switches better address the requirements of the next generation data center, including the move to blade server platforms, SAN convergence, and high performance

  • Application delivery controller (ADC) sales increased 14% in 4Q09 from 3Q09

  • The WAN optimization segment is faring better than other networking segments, with sales up for another quarter, to $256 million in 4Q09 (+7%)

REPORT SYNOPSIS

Infonetics' quarterly report, Data Center Network Equipment, is a new service that provides worldwide and regional market size, market share, forecasts through 2014, and in-depth analysis for data center Ethernet switches (general purpose, purpose-built, and blade switches), application delivery controllers (ADCs), and WAN optimization appliances.

Companies tracked in the report include 3Com/H3C, ADTRAN, Alcatel-Lucent, Allot, Arista, Blade, Blue Coat, Brocade, Cisco, Citrix Netscaler, D-Link, Enterasys, Expand, Extreme, F5, Force10, HP, Huawei, Ipanema, Juniper, Linksys, NETGEAR, Nortel, Packeteer, OneAccess, Radware, Riverbed, Silver Peak, SMC, and others.

RELATED RESEARCH AND MORE INFORMATION

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SALES

Infonetics Research is an international market research and consulting firm serving the communications industry since 1990. A leader in defining and tracking emerging and established technologies in all world regions, Infonetics helps clients plan, strategize, and compete more effectively.

Contact Information

  • Lead Analyst:
    Matthias Machowinski
    Directing Analyst, Enterprise Voice and Data
    Infonetics Research
    +1-408-583-3363
    Email Contact

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