Data Center Fabric Market in the US 2016-2020

November 11, 2015
This market research report presents a comprehensive segmentation of the data center fabric market in the US based on solutions (fabric Switch, fabric routers, SAN fabric, and management software), and by end-users (cloud service providers (CSPs), enterprises, and telecommunication service providers). The report provides a market share analysis of key vendors in the market such as Alcatel-Lucent, Brocade Communications, Cisco, Dell, HP, and Juniper Networks.

Market outlook of the data center fabric market in the US

Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the data center fabric market in US to grow at a CAGR of around 8% during the forecast period.  The growing adoption of cloud based services is a key growth driver for this market. The US is home to major CSPs such as Amazon, Google, and Microsoft who offer services to large enterprises, SMEs, and several government agencies. It is estimated that by 2020, nearly 70% of the SMEs are likely to use the cloud, driving the use of data centers. Fabric networking expedites higher availability of cloud services through dynamic allocation of virtual machines to offer instant fail-over during switch failures.

Trends such software-defined networking (SDN) are expected to aid the market growth during the forecast period. SDN offers benefits such as support of multi-tenancy, virtual machines (VM) provisioning, and improved application performance for data center fabric switches and routers. Numerous key vendors such as Cisco, Big Switch, and Juniper in the fabric market have started offering solutions by integrating fabric and SDN with reduction in latency and improved QoS.

Product segmentation and analysis of data center fabric market in the US

  • Fabric switch
  • Fabric routers
  • SAN fabric
  • Management software


Fabric switches are a combination of hardware and software that facilitates the transfer of data between network nodes through the network port. They have shared memory and data buffers, and help overcome network failures. The growing network traffic of cloud-data centers and telecommunication data centers is driving the usage of these switches. This research report predicts the fabric switch market to grow at a rate of 5% by the end of 2020.

End-user segmentation and analysis of data center fabric market in the US

  • Cloud service providers (CSPs)
  • Enterprise
  • Telecommunication service providers

CSPs are the major adopters of fabric switches and routers. The demand for cloud-based services is growing among enterprises in the US, with CSPs involved in the construction of data centres across the country to support a strong customer base. The CSP segment is anticipated to reach a market revenue of around $2 billion by the end of 2020.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The data center fabric market in the US is highly fragmented, with the presence of medium and large vendors that include many global players. The vendors compete on the basis of product differentiation, portfolio, and pricing. The intense competition among the vendors has resulted in an increased number of mergers and acquisitions between small entities and major players.

The top vendors in the market are –

  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • Brocade Communications
  • Cisco
  • Dell
  • HP
  • Juniper Networks

Other prominent vendors in the market include Arista Networks, Avaya Networks, Extreme Networks, Huawei Technologies, Oracle, and Unisys.

Key questions answered in the report include

  • What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2020?
  • What are the key factors driving the data center fabric market in US?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the data center fabric market in US?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the data center fabric market in US?
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the data center fabric market in US?

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