Nowadays companies are performing more and more workload management by outsourcing their IT to the cloud. The growth of Cloud computing IT infrastructure continues to outperform the overall market of IT infrastructure, driven by companies’ decision to move their workloads to cloud platforms.
HP had maintained its position as No. 1 in the world as of 1st Quarter of 2015, with a 15.7 % market share, followed by Dell (11.9%), Cisco (9.3%), EMC (7.2%), NetApp (4.4%) and Lenovo (3.6%), according to a 2015 report by IDC, a subsidiary of International Data Group.
According to Western Digital Corporation’s 2nd annual global survey of CIOs and IT decision makers conducted October 7 – 27, 2015, which polled 700 senior technology decision makers across three continents including the energy, finance and healthcare industries:
- More than 84% are either planning, are completing or have completed cloud migrations. This activity is highest in France (95%) and China (90%)
- 55% of respondents admitted they were not yet storing all the data necessary for long-term business success
- By the end of 2016, 35% of respondents will have more than half their data moved to public or private cloud
Alex Miller, an analyst with Clutch (Washington DC-based research firm), states that more and more companies are either moving to the cloud or moving more operations to it.
“I think this will be a big year for the cloud and that should be the same for 2017. Our data showed that private cloud is the largest mover for the enterprise, but there has been continued growth in hybrid and we think we’ll continue to see this year more growth in hybrid. The primary usage [in the cloud] is file storage, which is the most simplistic use of the cloud. When organizations are moving to it, they’re finding the simple uses. Now, they’re expanding to other operations and other options….” said Miller.
And that expansion other than cloud storage includes, moving application software and services into both private and hybrid cloud.
Public cloud stats
The 2016 January report from analyst firm IDC (International Data Corporation) points out that, worldwide spending on public cloud services alone are expected to grow at a 19.4% compound annual growth rate. The report has the public cloud market rising from nearly $70 billion in 2015 to more than $141 billion in 2019. That’s nearly six times the growth rate of overall IT spending, IDC noted.
Private and Hybrid cloud stats
RightScale’s (a provider of enterprise cloud management technology) 2016 State of the Cloud Survey of 1,060 technology professionals conducted in January 2016, across a range of industries showed that private cloudadoption rose from 63% to 77%, driving hybrid cloud adoption up from 58% to 71% year-over-year.
Also according to the report, security (29%) is no longer the biggest barrier for migration to cloud, with the top concern now being lack of resources and expertise (32%).
IaaS and PaaS stats
And regarding the cloud computing service models, it seems that the worldwide spending on Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and Platform as a service (PaaS) will grow at a faster rate than SaaS, with five-year growth rates of 27% and 31%, respectively according to the new research from IDC.