Cloud ☁ Barometer, July 15, 2015
According International Data Corporation research results from the Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker, vendor revenue from sales of infrastructure products: server, storage, and Ethernet switch for public and private cloud, grew by 25.1% year over year to nearly $6.3 billion in the first quarter of 2015 (1Q15).
For the same period, Cloud IT infrastructure spending grew to 30%, comparing with 26.4% a year ago. Revenue from infrastructure sales for private cloud grew 24.4% year over year to $2.4 billion while sales for public cloud grew 25.5% to $3.9 billion.
Comparing, the Q1 increase of the non-cloud IT infrastructure segment was only 6.1%, largely driven by increased sales of servers while storage sales declined and sales of Ethernet switches grew just by 1%.
Interesting is vendor revenues from cloud IT infrastructure sales declined only in Central and Eastern Europe, where political and economic conjuncture impacts big infrastructure projects and overall IT spending.
Data sources: IDC