A new report published by IDC says that cloud infrastructure spending will see a 21% gain in 2015. The numbers found in IDC’s report are reflective of sales figures related to data center hardware costs. IDC’s report defined cloud infrastructure as being servers, storage and Ethernet switches.
IDC predicts that the total spending for cloud infrastructure will exceed $30B in 2015. The IDC report has shed new light on the direction of the cloud computing industry. The numbers being published from the report seems to indicate that cloud is the new norm for many companies.
Leaner, meaner and greener infrastructure likely gives you an edge over your competition. A trend that the IDC report mentions is the rapid adoption of cloud services. IDC predicts that half of all IT spending will go towards cloud by 2019. IDC’s report highlights the fact that many decision makers are starting to turn the corner and think “Cloud First” within their environments.
What about private versus public cloud? IDC says that private cloud spending will reach $12B in 2015 with private cloud infrastructure seeing a 16% growth rate year over year. Public cloud spending will rise 25% year over year, reaching $21B in 2015. IDC predicts total cloud infrastructure spending will reach $52B by 2019.
“The pace of adoption of cloud-based platforms will not abate for quite some time, resulting in cloud IT infrastructure expansion continuing to outpace the growth of the overall IT infrastructure market for the foreseeable future,” says Kuba Stolarski, Research Manager, Server, Virtualization and Workload Research, IDC.
“As the market evolves into deploying 3rd Platform solutions and developing next-gen software, organizations of all types and sizes will discover that traditional approaches to IT management will increasingly fall short of the simplicity, flexibility, and extensibility requirements that form the core of cloud solutions,” Stolarski adds.