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HP ProCurve network port Sales grows 20 percent

In a market that saw shipments decline for the majority of vendors of Layer 2 through Layer 7 switched ports, HP ProCurve grew at a 20 percent rate year over year from the fourth calendar quarter of 2007 to the same quarter of 2008. The industry rate for this period declined by 1.6 percent, according to the report.

HP ProCurve’s Layer 2 and Layer 3 total Gigabit worldwide port shipments grew 35.1 percent year over year compared to market growth of 8.6 percent. HP ProCurve’s Power over Ethernet (PoE) worldwide shipments grew 32.4 percent year over year compared to market growth of 8.6 percent.

Customers rely on HP ProCurve, including the recently announced HP ProCurve Open Network Ecosystem (ProCurve ONE) and data center solutions, to help lower costs, mitigate risks and drive business growth. Additionally, thousands of enterprise and midsize customers have embraced the HP ProCurve Adaptive Networks vision to address their rapidly changing enterprise data center needs and improve the efficiency of their network applications.

“Customers are increasingly faced with the need to deliver a faster return on investment while balancing the growing demands of their networks,” said Alaa AlShimy, General Manager of HP ProCurve Middle East. “This updated market growth data reflects the increasing number of customers who have turned to HP ProCurve for alternative business technology solutions that have become critical to their success.”

Additional HP ProCurve regional growth details and highlights from the fourth quarter of 2008, comparing year-over-year regional port growth in total switched Layer 2 through Layer 7 shipments, include:

• In Europe, the Middle East and Africa, HP ProCurve grew at 24.3 percent in a market that declined 3.6 percent.

• In Asia Pacific, HP ProCurve grew at 40.1 percent versus an Asian market that grew by 1.3 percent – 31 times the rate of the market and 10 times that of the nearest competitor.

• In North America, HP ProCurve saw growth at a 6.8 percent rate against a market that declined 2.7 percent.

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