Market Trend

Data centre equipment up 4% year-on-year

In Q2 2011, the global data centre network equipment market, including data centre Ethernet switches, application delivery controllers and WAN optimisation appliances, grew 3.1% sequentially, and is up 4.2% year-on-year, according to Infonetics Research.

Driven by emerging economies, the Asia-Pacific data centre equipment market had the strongest regional performance, up 16% both quarter-on-quarter and year-on-year.

In the overall data centre equipment market, Cisco’s share has declined about 8% year-on-year, from Q2 2010 to Q2 2011. In the same period, HP’s share has nearly tripled, while Juniper’s has inched up less than half a percentage point.

“Strong investment will continue in both the data centre and SAN equipment market until the majority of enterprises complete this investment cycle,” says Sam Barnett, directing analyst for data centre and cloud at Infonetics Research.

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