According to IDC (International Data Corporation), spending dedicated to cloud amounted to $26.4 billion in 2014, a net increase of over 18% in one year. In the fourth quarter 2014, spending on servers, storage and switches Ethernet network dedicated to cloud amounted to 30% of all businesses and organizations infrastructure spending. Three percentage points more than in the same period in 2013, according to advanced estimates by IDC.
In value terms, it amounts to $ 8 billion. Investment up 14.4% from one year to another. With $ 2.9 billion spending, solutions dedicated to private cloud showed the strongest progression: + 18.3%. If the public cloud regroups the bulk of investment with 5 billion in spending, its progress is limited to 12.3%. In 2014, customers spent almost $ 10 billion in the private cloud (+ 20.7% on 2013) and 16.5 billion in public infrastructure (17.5%). For the full year, expenses totaled $ 26.4 billion (18.7%).
Analyst responsible data centers and cloud markets at IDC, notes Richard Villars accelerating the transition of enterprise data centers to cloud infrastructure and platform data while the public cloud expansion is the most important part of expenses. He added that “a key factor of this acceleration is the development and utilization of new services specific to the Internet of Things that require agility and scalability levels that only cloud computing solutions can provide organizations” .
HP remains the leading global supplier of equipment dedicated to the cloud in which it holds 15.7% of the market value with a turnover posted 3.7 billion. The Californian manufacturer recorded an annual increase of 6.3% (despite a decline of 6.6% last quarter). A little further back, Dell (2.6 billion over the year) tries to keep his distance from Cisco ($ 2.1 billion). But for how long? When Dell posted growth of 7.2%, Cisco flies with an increase of 21.2%. Which pales face the 34.3% growth from EMC that records for the time, Its sales fell nearly 19% to 1.7 billion. A drastic decline is explained by the sale of the x86 servers to Lenovo.
From a regional perspective, IDC that extends to 8 geographical areas (Asia Pacific, Japan, Canada, USA, Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Middle East-Africa),the United States remains the largest market for cloud spending. During the fourth quarter, the area generated 64% of investments followed by Asia-Pacific (17%) and Western Europe (12%). Despite its third place, the euro area is one that progresses faster with 30% growth between 2013 and 2014.