TECH SUPPLIER Aug 2021 - Market Forecast - Doc # US48115921

Worldwide Non-Datacenter Ethernet Switch Forecast, 2021–2025

By: Brandon ButlerResearch Manager, Enterprise Networks, Petr JirovskyResearch Director, Network Infrastructure


This IDC study provides a forecast for worldwide Ethernet switch market for 2020–2025. In IDC's Five Key Trends Driving the Enterprise Networking Market in 2021 (IDC #US47488821, March 2021), IDC explored a number of emerging trends materially impacting the Ethernet switch market. Among those trends are a new normal emerging in enterprise campus and branch locations, the incorporation of machine learning and artificial intelligence platforms for managing networks, the rise of cloud-based platforms for managing enterprise networks, and new flexible consumption models emerging for buying and deploying enterprise network infrastructure. These trends will have varying effects on this forecast, with digital transformation efforts accelerating both shipments and revenue in this market.

"Organizations around the globe are realizing the importance of secure, optimized, and pervasive connectivity for accelerating their digital transformation efforts," says Brandon Butler, research manager, Enterprise Networks, IDC. "Non-datacenter Ethernet switching is a key technology that continues to underpin access, aggregation, and core networks in campus and branch locations. With the global economy recovering from COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 and beyond will be important years for businesses across the world to reinvest in their connectivity strategy and Ethernet switching specifically."


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