February 24, 2016 – According to a recent report by Dell'Oro Group, the Layer 2&3 Ethernet Switch market surpassed $24 B in 2015, with much of the market experiencing new records despite some economic headwinds.

Sales for Arista, Brocade, Cisco, Huawei and Juniper topped the market with the fastest growing five-times faster than the market. "2015 was a record year for the Ethernet Switch market, a year which saw record revenue levels for multiple quarters for campus, and data center switching.

Of notable mention, Huawei exceeded $1 B in revenue for the first time," said Alan Weckel, Vice President at Dell'Oro Group. "Entering 2016, we expect to see Cloud spending being robust as data center switching begins an upgrade cycle to 25/50 Gbps. However we believe growth amongst Cloud customers will not be enough for the overall switch market to grow as robustly as it has since 2011," added Weckel.

The report also indicates market share for vendors ranked three through five is very tight for 2015:

Ethernet Switch Revenue Share for 2015
Equipment Manufacturer Revenue Share
Cisco 60 %
Hewlett Packard Enterprise 10 %
Huawei 4 %
Juniper 3 %
Arista 3 %