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Cisco's ASIC-Based Cost Advantage Threatens to Disrupt the Data Center Switching Market

Published: 01 June 2016

ID: G00308015

Analyst(s): Frank Marsala , Joe Skorupa


Cisco's data center switching cost-of-goods-sold advantage of 6% to 12% yields great pricing/margin flexibility. Data center switching competitors must find new ways to differentiate their data center networking offerings beyond price.

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  • Impact


Impact and Recommendations

  • The Data Center Switching Market Will Become Increasingly Competitive as Cisco Leverages Its COGS Advantage

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