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$17.7 Billion Global Data Center Switch Market 2018-2023 with Bay Miscrosystems, Cumulus, Edgecore, Centec and H3C Dominating

by January 11, 2018 General

DUBLIN, Jan. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —

The “Data Center Switch Market by Type (Core, Distribution, and Access), Technology (Ethernet, Fiber Channel, and InfiniBand), End User (Enterprise, Telecom, Government, and Cloud), Bandwidth, and Geography – Global Forecast to 2023” report has been added to’s offering.

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The market for data center switches is likely to be valued at 13.91 billion in 2018 and USD 17.69 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 4.92% between 2018 and 2023.

The factors that drive the market growth include the need for simplified data center management and automation, high demand for cloud services, and surge in the internet multimedia content and web applications. However, the presence of self-reliant enhanced servers inhibits the growth of the data center switch market.

The highest growth of the market for access switches is due to a wide network connectivity offered by these switches to distribution layers as well as different end users. Access switches are not high-powered switches, but the number of switches required is high over a multi-layered network compared to core and distribution switches. Access switches need more number of ports to move the data from one network to another so that the load can be balanced. Thus, these switches ensure connectivity between servers and networks.

The growth of the Ethernet data center switch market is due to the high performance and scalability offered by Ethernet switches. The expansion of data centers and growth in virtualization technology propel the demand for switches with higher bandwidth. Ethernet is traditional and midrange technology and also offers a convenient solution to meet the increasing data center connectivity requirement.

>40 Gbps switches are recently being commercialized. One of the major drivers for the growth of the market for switches having a bandwidth of 100 Gbps and above is the expansion of data centers owing to the growing internet multimedia content and web applications. Ethernet and InfiniBand technology-based switches currently have 100 Gbps bandwidth, and several companies are consistently enhancing their product portfolio and launching higher bandwidth switches.

The increasing government initiatives and investments from technologically developing countries in APAC, including India, Japan, China, Singapore, and Australia, are driving the establishment of data centers in the region. Also, the increasing number of small- and medium-scale enterprises and the adoption of digital technologies in them further drive the demand for data centers. Moreover, the increasing internet users in the region creates a massive amount of data that drives the demand for cloud-based services. All these parameters bring in the need for high performing switching solutions across the network infrastructure in data centers.

Market Dynamics


  • Need for Simplified Data Center Management and Automation
  • High Demand for Cloud Services
  • Surge in Internet Multimedia Content and Web Applications


  • Presence of Self-Reliant Enhanced Servers


  • Rising Trend of Bare-Metal Switches
  • Growing Bandwidth Requirements in Data Centers


  • Creating Compatibility With Different Data Center Architectures

Key Companies:

  • Bay Microsystem
  • Cumulus Networks
  • Edgecore Networks
  • Centec Networks
  • H3C Technologies

Other Companies Mentioned:

  • Cisco
  • Huawei
  • HPE
  • Arista Networks
  • Juniper Networks
  • NEC
  • Lenovo
  • Mellanox Technologies
  • Extreme Networks
  • Fortinet
  • ZTE
  • D-Link
  • Silicom
  • Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT)
  • Dell

Key Topics Covered:

1 Introduction

2 Research Methodology

3 Executive Summary

4 Premium Insights

5 Market Overview

6 Data Center Switch Market, By Type

7 Data Center Switch Market, By Technology

8 Data Center Switch Market, By Bandwidth

9 Data Center Switch Market, By End User

10 Geographic Analysis

11 Competitive Landscape

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