HP ProCurve has experienced year-over-year worldwide revenue and port growth for the third calendar quarter of 2008 that greatly outpaced the growth rate of the networking industry, according to data from a quarterly report by market research firm Dell’Oro Group.

HP ProCurve’s portfolio of wired and wireless infrastructure solutions provides customers with optimal levels of network performance, from large enterprises to small and medium-sized businesses.
According to the analyst firm’s data, HP ProCurve growth in worldwide port shipments exceeded that of any other industry vendor in a market that saw a majority of vendor port shipments decline. Specifically, HP ProCurve grew worldwide switched Layer 2 through Layer 7 port shipments by 25.8% in the third calendar quarter of 2008 compared to the same period in 2007. For the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region this percentage was even higher, at 27,75%. The worldwide industry growth rate for this period was 6,6%.
In addition, Dell’Oro Group data revealed HP ProCurve’s worldwide revenue also grew at a higher rate than the rest of the market, accelerating 14,1%, compared to the industry average of 4,5%. Also, HP ProCurve’s Power over Ethernet (PoE) worldwide shipments grew 51,7% year-over-year compared to market growth of 13,7%.
“In our current economic climate, customers are looking even more closely at their IT investments and are choosing HP ProCurve,” says Marius Haas, senior vice-president and GM for HP ProCurve. “This latest Dell’Oro report reflects the growing number of customers – from small offices to global enterprises – who are choosing HP ProCurve to adapt their networks to meet changing business requirements.”