With its switches representing 12.4 percent of the total units shipped in 2013, tech giant Hewlett-Packard secured the No. 3 spot on NPD's list.
HP's networking unit kept busy in 2013, revealing a number of changes to its portfolio aimed at both the SDN and emerging Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) trends. In a move HP dubbed one of its most significant networking product launches in years, the company in May unveiled a new series of FlexFabric solutions, including both physical and virtual switches for SDN.
The new HP FlexFabric 12900 core and OpenFlow-enabled switch series, for instance, is optimized for virtualized workloads and helps quicken the pace at which data moves across the network, HP said.