8. Juniper Networks
Juniper Networks tied TP-Link as the eighth best-selling switch brand in 2013, according to NPD, with 1.6 percent share of the total units shipped.
Juniper made a number of shake-ups to its switching portfolio in 2013, many of which were done with SDN in mind. For example, in April, Juniper rolled out its new EX9200 core switch for data center and enterprises embracing SDN architectures. The switch comes in a 4-, 8- or 14-slot chassis and is based on the Juniper One programmable ASIC, a feature Juniper said allows the EX900 to easily accommodate new networking protocols without having to rip out and replace their existing networking gear.