Worldwide Ethernet Switch Market Shares, 4Q15 and Full Year 2015: Big Gains for Upstart Vendors and ODM Direct
This IDC study discusses how the worldwide Ethernet switch (Layers 2 and 3 [L2 and L3]) market totaled $6.47 billion in 4Q15, showing a 3.2% year-over-year increase. On a sequential basis, the market increased 5.1%. Port shipments were up 3.9% year over year and 3.0% quarter over quarter. For the full year 2015, the market totaled $23.8 billion, up 1.9% over 2014. Port shipments were up 4.3% in 2015 over 2014."2015 was characterized by variability in the performance of the different regional markets," says Rohit Mehra, vice president, Network Infrastructure. "Cloud buildouts led to growth in many regions, while other regions experienced declines due to downward pressure on average selling prices. The influence of cloud buildouts is also reflected in the rapid growth of the ODM Direct Ethernet switch market."