Technavio forecasts global ethernet switch and routers market to reach over $45 billion by 2020

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This global market research report includes a detailed segmentation of the Ethernet switch and router market by end users (carrier Ethernet, data center, and enterprise and campus) and by switching ports (100ME and 1GbE, 10GbE, 40GbE, and 100GbE). It also outlines the market shares for key regions such as the Americas, APAC, and EMEA. The top vendors in this market are Arista Network, Brocade Communications, Cisco, Dell, HP, Huawei, and Juniper Network.

Technavio has released its new market research report, global Ethernet switch and routers market, which is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4% between 2016 and 2020. Factors that can be attributed to this market’s growth are the growing operational needs of businesses and the advent of the internet of things (IoT). The Americas dominate the global market for Ethernet switch and routers, accounting for around 52% of the overall market share. The region is the largest contributor to the market because there are several data centers that are being operated by cloud service providers (CSPs), telecommunication service providers, enterprises, and government agencies.

“Of late, the Open Ethernet has gained prominence in this market as it offers complete flexibility and an opportunity to custom-design to enhance utilization, efficiency, and gain better ROI. It includes open-source components which are pre-integrated. Open Ethernet removes the vendor lock-in issues allowing end-users to select open-source switching and routing software. White-box switching is another technique which is expected to enter this market during the forecast period. White-box switches will gain significance among organizations that require support from both hardware and software vendors,” says Rakesh Panda, Lead Analyst, ICT, Technavio Research.

The augmented global demand for data centers is the key driver for the growth of this market. Due to the increasing application of big data analytics and cloud-based services in various end-user segments, the global demand for data centers is expected to increase. This increase in the number of data centers is envisaged to fuel the adoption of Ethernet switches and routers during the forecast period.

The key vendors in the global Ethernet switch and routers market include Arista Network, Brocade Communications, Cisco, Dell, HP, Huawei, and Juniper Network. The market is highly fragmented due to the presence of numerous small and large vendors. The vendors in the market compete on the basis of price, quality, innovation, service, reputation, distribution, and promotion to gain a competitive edge over their rivals.

A more detailed analysis is available in the Technavio report, Global Ethernet Switch and Routers Market 2016-2020.

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