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ProCruve stays ahead of the curve

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HP ProCurve experienced year-over-year port growth for the first calendar quarter of 2008 that nearly quadrupled the growth rate of the networking industry, according to data from a quarterly report by market research firm Dell’Oro Group.

According to the analyst firm’s data, ProCurve, the world’s second largest enterprise LAN networking vendor, grew worldwide port shipments by 28,4% in the first calendar quarter of 2008 compared to the same period in 2007. The industry growth rate for this same period was 7,82%.
"In the face of a challenging global economy, ProCurve’s impressive growth is based on the ability to provide customers with choice to handle their most difficult deployments, from small offices to global enterprises,” says Mark Thompson, HP ProCurve global director of sales and marketing.
“This growth reflects a dramatic increase in the number of customers who are reconsidering their alternatives and looking to ProCurve for flexibility to quickly meet the changing needs of users, applications and organizations.”
Comparing quarter-over-quarter regional port growth in total switched Layer 2 through Layer 7, ProCurve’s port shipments in Asia Pacific grew by 52,4% versus an Asian market that declined 5,1%. In North America, ProCurve shipments grew at 10.4 percent in a market that declined by 11,8%. ProCurve port shipments in Europe, the Middle East and Africa grew at 14% in a market that declined 1%.
In addition, according to Dell’Oro Group data ProCurve’s Power over Ethernet (PoE) worldwide shipments grew 68,4% year over year compared to market growth of 26%. This data sustains ProCurve in the number two industry position in PoE.
In Layer 2 and Layer 3 total Gigabit port shipments, ProCurve quarter-over-quarter growth was 20.8 percent in a market that declined 2%. Dell’Oro Group data places ProCurve as the number two overall Gigabit networking vendor.
In the Web managed Gigabit segment category, ProCurve grew at a 60,6% rate, in contrast with quarter over quarter industry growth of 12,7%, boosting ProCurve Small Business Networking switches to the number two position in this segment with a 21,5% market share.