In the global Cloud IT infrastructure market, the 2014 share of HP and Dell dipped, while Cisco and EMC gained.
HP share in cloud IT infrastructure market fell to 15.7 percent in 2014 from 17.4 percent in 2013, said IDC.
Cloud IT infrastructure market share of Dell dipped to 10.7 percent from 11.8 percent.
Cisco increased cloud IT infrastructure share to 8.7 percent from 8.5 percent, while EMC share rose to 8 percent from 7.1 percent.
According to IDC Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker, total cloud IT infrastructure spending (server, disk storage, and ethernet switch) grew 14.4 percent to $8 billion in the fourth quarter of 2014.
Cloud IT infrastructure accounts for approximately 30 percent of all IT infrastructure spend against 27 percent one year ago.
Private cloud infrastructure spending grew 18.3 percent to $2.9 billion in Q4 2014, while public cloud infrastructure spending rose 12.3 percent to $5 billion.
Cloud IT infrastructure spending increased 18.7 percent to $26.4 billion in 2014. IDC said the private cloud spending rose 20.7 percent to under $10 billion in 2014, while public cloud spending grew 17.5 percent to $16.5 billion.
“The transition to cloud-oriented infrastructure and data platform architectures within enterprises’ datacenters continues to accelerate, yet the expansion of public cloud infrastructure in service providers’ datacenters around the world is an even larger driver of IT spending,” observed Richard Villars, vice president, Datacenter and Cloud research at IDC.
In Q4 2014, USA had the highest share of overall cloud IT infrastructure spending with 64 percent, followed by Asia/Pacific (ex. Japan) with 17 percent and Western Europe with 12 percent. Western Europe had the highest growth in cloud IT infrastructure spending with 30 percent growth.