Cisco accounts for 65.8% of Ethernet switch market share
Global Ethernet switching market and Ethernet routing market has recorded a year-over-year revenue growth of 32.7% and 11.0% ,respectively, in the second quarter of 2010 (2Q10), according to a report by market research and analysis firm IDC.
The report said that the enterprise router market was marginally lower compared to 1Q10, but had an 8.0% year-over-year gain. This segment continued to be soft and off by around 25% from the record levels seen in 2007 and 2008.
The company said that the service provider router revenue accounted for 73.9% of the router market and includes both core and edge routers.
From a vendor perspective, Cisco’s Ethernet switch market share increased to 65.8% in 2Q10 from 62.8% in 2Q09, but was down from 68.3% in the exceptionally strong 1Q10.
Cisco performed on par with the Service Provider router market and now accounts for 46.1% of Service Provider router revenue (same as in 2Q09), the market researcher said.
IDC vice president of Enterprise Communications Infrastructure and Datacentre Networks Cindy Borovick said that the firm’s Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Networks Tracker showed a strong 87.9% year-over-year increase in 10GbE switch revenue in 2Q10 and for the first time there were more than 1 million 10GbE ports shipped in the quarter.
"The 10Gb adoption was driven by datacentre, cloud, and campus buildouts," Borovick said.