Cloud infra equipment to exceed $33 bn in 2011

By : |November 29, 2011 0

BANGALORE, INDIA: Cloud infrastructure equipment sales are expected to exceed $33 billion by the end of this year, finds Synergy Research Group in its latest Cloud Market Share Report.

Cloud equipment market for the first half of 2011 exceeded $17 billion in sales. The fastest growing segment includes private cloud platforms, which is growing at over 30 per cent annual growth, adds the report.

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Across the different cloud equipment segments market leadership varies. Cisco continues to be the dominant networking infrastructure supplier for cloud deployments with a market share approaching 50 per cent. For virtualized computing systems, HP and IBM represent over 50 per cent market share combined. Further, Dell, NetApp and HP comprise 50 per cent of the storage opportunity.

By sales, the top five cloud equipment vendors in the first of half of 2011 were HP with 19.9 percent; IBM with 17.9 percent; Dell with 14.7 percent; Cisco with 10.4 percent, and Oracle was fifth with a 5.2-percent share.

Today, public cloud platforms represent the biggest share of cloud equipment spending, representing 56 per cent in the first half of 2011. Synergy believes public cloud deployments could potentially experience exponential growth in the coming years as IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS gain wider usage by both consumers and businesses.

"Cloud unleashes the power of utility computing that has never been seen before and it becomes a game changer when matched with advanced communications and applications," said Jeremy Duke, founder and chief analyst, Synergy Research Group. "From small start ups being able to access massive scale computing facilities to new cloud-based consumer services, cloud will continue to open up a wealth of opportunities for innovation."

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