SOURCE: Infonetics Research

Infonetics Research

September 01, 2009 13:48 ET

Infonetics Research: Ethernet switch market rebounds in 2Q09

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - September 1, 2009) - Market research firm Infonetics Research released its second quarter (2Q09) Ethernet Switches and Application Delivery Controllers report.


"Given the market freefall in the first quarter of the year and continuing doubts about worldwide economic conditions, it is good news that spending on Ethernet switches increased 5% this quarter. While the Ethernet switch market is down 24% from this time last year, sales are moving up instead of down, and, based on vendor guidance, it looks like the market will see more growth in the coming quarter as well," explains Matthias Machowinski, directing analyst for enterprise voice and data at Infonetics Research.


--  The worldwide Ethernet switch market grew 5% sequentially in 2Q09 to
    $3.4 billion

    --  North America posted the largest sequential gain (19%)

--  Web-managed Ethernet switch revenue and port shipments increased in
    the double-digits in 2Q09

--  Year-over-year, in a market that is otherwise down significantly, 10G
    and 1G PoE Ethernet switch port shipments are up

    --  10G ports are up a strong 33% over 2Q08

--  The application delivery controller market was flat in 2Q09

--  F5's application delivery controller revenue share increased while
    Cisco's decreased in 2Q09, giving F5 the clear lead two quarters in a

Infonetics' Ethernet Switches and Application Delivery Controllers report tracks 3Com/H3C, Adtran, Alcatel-Lucent, Blade, Brocade, Cisco, Citrix Netscaler, D-Link, Extreme, F5, Force10, Huawei, Linksys, NETGEAR, Nortel, HP ProCurve, Radware, SMC, and others.

The report provides market size, market share, forecasts, and analysis for application delivery controllers (ADC), PoE switches by form factor and speed, and Ethernet switches (including chassis switches and layer 2 and layer 3 managed, unmanaged, and web-managed fixed configuration switches).


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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.

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