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Ethernet Switch Market: Who's Winning?
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MarciaNWC
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MarciaNWC,
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5/6/2014 | 3:27:34 PM
Re: Opportunities
Good point eheenan. Enterprises definitely want options. Any thoughts on what needs to happen in the white-box switch market for it to gain traction in the enterprise space?
eheenan
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eheenan,
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5/3/2014 | 7:35:08 AM
Re: Opportunities
Interesting points by everyone. Huawei has been making a lot of noise in Japan of all places. If their smartphones start selling well in the US, it should have a big/positive impact on their US enterprise market share.

Many Fortune 2000 firms still have a high number of EOL switches in production, (even if they strongly deny it) which supports the idea of enterprises eventually becoming fans of white box switches.  They want options, whether it's a cheaper box or a longer/cheaper support contract.  I'd like to see how Cisco's services revenue tracks to the data in the report.

 

 
MarciaNWC
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MarciaNWC,
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5/1/2014 | 11:24:24 AM
Re: other views?
I think your memory is correct jgherbert. That was some lengthy legal dispute. Both companies were still taking shots at each other in 2012, after settling the original lawsuit, according to this report.
aditshar1
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aditshar1,
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5/1/2014 | 1:28:00 AM
Re: other views?
Moreover last year there was news saying that Huawei and ZTE banned from selling to US Govt, i am not sure when they lifted this ban or stand. Even after such allegation it is commendable job done by huawei in Ethernet switch market.

http://techonomy.com/2013/04/huawei-zte-banned-from-selling-to-u-s-government/
jgherbert
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jgherbert,
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4/30/2014 | 10:12:32 PM
Re: other views?
Yeah... not slightly ironic, isn't it?

The previous legal disputes between Cisco and Huawei (if I recall correctly for allegedly taking code, and for pretty much wholesale copying of CCO support documentation) leave a somewhat sour taste in the mouth, I suspect.
MarciaNWC
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MarciaNWC,
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4/30/2014 | 11:23:20 AM
Re: other views?
Thanks for providing that link aditshar1. It's pretty incredible to read what those U.S. lawmakers said in 2012, in light of the recent reports of NSA spying on Huawei.
aditshar1
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aditshar1,
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4/30/2014 | 3:16:05 AM
Re: other views?
Though Cisco is holding on to its dominant market position, HP is making strides, and Huawei is beginning to make some headway among Ethernet switch buyers in the US, the study showed.


Sounds like releif for Vendor like Huawei after US Govt stand in last couple of years against chinese market/ vendors.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/08/us-usa-china-huawei-zte-idUSBRE8960NH20121008
jgherbert
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jgherbert,
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4/29/2014 | 9:22:42 PM
Re: other views?
It's interesting that HP is number two, and my assumption would have to be that this includes all the switches that are bundled with / embedded within compute resource. Cisco chomps at both ends of the stick, selling more core infrastructure as well as bundling their switchports within the UCS solutions.

The surprise then, perhaps, is that Dell isn't also shooting up the list faster, on that basis.

 
MarciaNWC
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MarciaNWC,
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4/29/2014 | 3:48:02 PM
Re: Opportunities
Interesting report! Thanks for sending. With all the recent news, I think it's definitely worthwhile rerunning it. I'm up for a discussion!
Lorna Garey
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Lorna Garey,
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4/29/2014 | 3:36:57 PM
Re: Opportunities
We did a survey on Huawei about one year ago: http://reports.informationweek.com/abstract/6/10697/Data-Center/Can-Huawei-Succeed-in-the-U.S.?.html 

It was interesting; only 15% said flat out that Huawei is not a viable alternative for enterprise technology, but that was before the Feds banned its gear. I could see rerunning that poll with trending. Maybe we can discuss.
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