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Cloud Service Provider Spending on Ethernet Data Center Switches Down

March 7, 2024
According to Dell'Oro Group, spending declined for the first time in three years.

According to a recently published report from Dell'Oro Group, spending from Cloud Service Providers (SPs) on Ethernet data center switches declined for the first time in three years. Additionally, of particular significance this quarter, Arista achieved a milestone by securing the top revenue position in the Ethernet data center switch market for the first time ever, closely rivaling Cisco.

"In line with our expectations, Ethernet data center switch sales continued to decelerate in 4Q2023, showing anemic growth at a very low single-digit rate," said Sameh Boujelbene, Vice President at Dell'Oro Group. "The deceleration in revenue growth was primarily attributed to the Cloud segment, marking its first decline since 4Q 2020. We attribute this decline to the ongoing digestion cycle at certain large Cloud SPs as well as a shift in focus to AI infrastructure buildouts where InfiniBand still dominates at certain hyperscalers. Arista recorded the highest revenue share gain during the quarter, claiming the leading revenue position for the first time ever," added Boujelbene.

Read more about the report here.

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