|By Business Wire||
|June 27, 2013 06:42 PM EDT||
Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its 1st quarter 2013 (1Q13) Data Center Network Equipment report, which tracks data center Ethernet switches, application delivery controllers (ADCs) and WAN optimization appliances.
“Following 2 strong years of investment, growth in the data center equipment market is starting to slow,” notes Matthias Machowinski, directing analyst for enterprise networks and video at Infonetics Research. “While the near term outlook remains positive, ultimately we think the market is headed for a peak, as data center operators improve infrastructure utilization, and adoption of cloud services moves hardware consumption from enterprises to large-scale data center operators.”
DATA CENTER MARKET HIGHLIGHTS
- Worldwide revenue for data center network equipment (data center Ethernet switches, ADCs and WAN optimization appliances) declined 11% sequentially in 1Q13, to $2.3 billion
- Purpose-built data center switches grew 30% year-over-year in 1Q13
- Following record sales in 2012, ADC revenue dipped 7% sequentially in 1Q13 and is only slightly positive (+2%) from a year ago due to declining sales to the U.S. federal government and delays in tier 1 telco projects
- Thanks to its partnership with Cisco (who exited the ADC market last year), Citrix is gaining momentum in the ADC space, growing market share by almost 10 points in the last year and gaining on #1 F5
- WAN optimization revenue is declining, due to feature integration and market saturation
DATA CENTER REPORT SYNOPSIS
Infonetics’ quarterly data center equipment report provides worldwide and regional market size, vendor market share, forecasts through 2017, analysis and trends for data center Ethernet switches (general purpose, purpose-built and blade switches), application delivery controllers (ADCs) and WAN optimization appliances. Companies tracked: 3Com/H3C, A10 Networks, Alcatel-Lucent, Allot, Array Networks, Blue Coat, Brocade, Cisco, Citrix, Dell (Force10), Expand, F5, HP, IBM (BNT), Ipanema, Juniper, Packeteer, Radware, Riverbed and others. To buy the report, contact Infonetics: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.
RELATED DATA CENTER RESEARCH
- Infonetics Enterprise Networking / Data Center / Cloud research brief: http://bit.ly/13ayjs8
- 16G Fibre Channel comes back strong in 1Q13
- Enterprises’ network demands on a collision course with budget reality
- Operators reveal their data center plans in latest Infonetics study
- Another solid year for data center network equipment, and more to come
- SDN, OpenFlow, collaboration, security on the minds of operators planning cloud services
- Data center security buyers wrestling with network upgrades and massive attack volume
UPCOMING DATA CENTER MARKET FORECASTS & SURVEYS
- Enterprise Networking and Communication Vendor Leadership Scorecard
- Data Center Network Equipment - 2Q13 Edition
- Cloud Service Strategies: Global Service Provider Survey
- Cloud Service Strategies: North American Enterprise Survey
- Data Center & SDN Strategies: Global Service Provider Survey
- Data Center & SDN Strategies: North American Enterprise Survey
- SDN Platforms
- Virtualization Platforms
Visit https://www.infonetics.com/infonetics-events to register for upcoming webinars, view recent webinars on demand or learn about sponsoring a webinar.
- Preparing Enterprise Networks for a Wireless Multi-Device World (View on demand)
- Securing and Managing Mobile Devices in a BYOD World (View on demand)
- SDNs and NFV: Why Operators Are Investing Now (View on demand)
- Architecting Wireless LANs for a BYOD World (Sept. 25: Sponsorships available)
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EMEA, India, Singapore: George Stojsavljevic, [email protected], +44 755-488-1623
Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp
Infonetics Research (www.infonetics.com) 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 effectively. View Infonetics’ About Us slides at http://bit.ly/QUrbrV.
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