The first quarter was good to networking gear vendors, according to IDC. The research firm reported that demand for switches and routers among enterprise and telcos spiked in the period.
The networking rebound was driven in part by record demand for 10-gigabit Ethernet gear, with revenue from 10GbE switches soaring 111 percent over last year. Among the networking vendors, IDC found that Cisco was the big winner, posting the largest gains in market share in the category.
Enterprise Networking Planet has the details on the flush first quarter for networking vendors.
Enterprises and telcos gobbled up switches and routers during first quarter, according to new industry analyst research — a development that points to reinvigorated interest among IT buyers in networking gear.
According to IDC‘s Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Networks Tracker report for the first quarter of 2010, Ethernet switch revenues ballooned by 35.3 percent on a year-over-year basis. Growth in switch revenues came in part from increased demand for 10-gigabit Ethernet, which hit a new milestone in the first quarter of 2010.