Shenzhen, China, April 3, 2018] Huawei maintained strong momentum throughout 2017 and continued to play a leading role in the global Ethernet switch market, according to the Worldwide Quarterly Ethernet Switch Tracker 2017 Q4 report released by International Data Corporation (IDC). IDC noted that Huawei also held onto the top spot in the Chinese Ethernet switch market in 2017.
The IDC report said the global Ethernet switch market recorded approximately US$27.49 billion in revenue in 2017, with a year-over-year growth rate of 5%. Huawei held second place in the global market, and recorded the highest year-over-year growth among the top three vendors. In particular, Huawei ranked first in the Chinese Ethernet switch market for the third consecutive year.
Huawei has two Ethernet switch families: campus switches and data-center switches. Its complete lineup of fixed and modular switches provides the required connectivity for campus and data-center scenarios in enterprises of all sizes. The company's campus switches build on Huawei-developed Ethernet Network Processor (ENP) programmable chips and provide wired and wireless convergence, full-lifecycle cloud management and automation, and other unmatched features. These feature-rich switches are also fully compatible with third-party devices. All of these factors help reduce investment costs and meet user requirements. Huawei's data-center switches provide higher density, better scalability, more automated management of overlay and underlay networking, and more unified multi-cloud open architecture than other comparable products. These highly competitive switches are driving traditional data-center networks to seamlessly adapt to an SDN and multi-cloud era.
As a leading player, Huawei never ceases to bring innovations to the market. At the Mobile World Congress 2018, Huawei unveiled the Intent-Driven Network (IDN) solution. By leveraging service intention understanding as well as automatic network policy deployment and continuous optimization, Huawei IDN provides the ultimate experience for each user, in each application, and at each moment. With Huawei IDN, enterprises of all sizes are able to build the intelligent, simplified, ultra-broadband, secure, and open digital network platform they are looking for. Recently, Huawei also announced its next-generation fully programmable agile switches. These additions underpin the automated deployment, automated O&M, and united security of intent-driven networks. Huawei gave a thorough demonstration of its IDN offerings at its China Eco-Partner Conference 2018, Huawei.
Zhong Kaisheng, President of Huawei's Switch & Enterprise Gateway Product Line, said: "IDC's data report, once again, verifies that Huawei is one of the leaders of the global Ethernet switch market. In the intelligent business era, connectivity enables enterprises to break regional boundaries, respond to customer needs more quickly, and become more competitive in the marketplace. Huawei has the most extensive range of switches in the industry. In the future, Huawei will continue to push ahead with its IDN philosophy and provide more innovative network solutions and products for users across industries, helping them be more successful in the digital transformation era."