Worldwide Ethernet Switch Forecast, 2018–2022
This IDC study provides a forecast for worldwide Ethernet switch market for 2018–2022. In IDC's Worldwide Enterprise Networking Predictions, 2018 (IDC #US42896418, March 2018), IDC explored a number of emerging trends materially impacting the Ethernet switch market. Among those trends are the incorporation of machine learning and artificial intelligence platforms for managing networks, software-defined networking becoming multicloud, and the importance of visibility and monitoring tools for analyzing network operations. These trends will have varying effects on this forecast, with cloud and DX-related infrastructure buildouts accelerating both shipments and revenue, while SDN-related standardization and convergence may dampen market growth."A handful of transformative trends are still in their early stages, making it an exciting time to be in the Ethernet switch market. The upper end of the market is being driven by ever-increasing desires for faster speeds of network infrastructure and a large-scale buildout of capacity by cloud providers," says Brandon Butler, senior research analyst, Network Infrastructure. "Meanwhile, enterprises are looking to Ethernet switching to power a range of new technologies, and they have a broad set of advanced software automation platforms available to them. While there is a growing dynamism between these two segments of the market, each market is set for positive growth into the foreseeable future."
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