Cloud IT infrastructure revenue of top vendors in Q2 2016

Leading market research agency IDC has revealed Cloud IT infrastructure revenue of top vendors for the second quarter of 2016.

HPE continues to lead the global Cloud IT infrastructure market, well ahead of Dell, Cisco, EMC, Lenovo, NetApp and IBM. In the next quarter, the combined Dell-EMC will be leading the Cloud IT infrastructure market — ahead of HPE. Dell-EMC will have around 20 percent share against HPE’s nearly 17 percent in Q3 2016 in Cloud IT infrastructure market.

Vendor revenue from sales of Cloud IT infrastructure products such as server, storage, and Ethernet switch increased 14.5 percent to $7.7 billion in Q2 2016, according to IDC Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker.

The share of cloud IT infrastructure sales climbed to 34.9 percent in Q2 2016 from 30.6 percent a year ago.

Revenue from infrastructure sales to private cloud grew 14 percent to $3.1 billion, and to public cloud by 14.9 percent to $4.6 billion.

Revenue in the traditional (non-cloud) IT infrastructure segment decreased 6.1 percent. Private cloud infrastructure growth was led by Ethernet switch at 49.4 percent growth, followed by storage at 19.7 percent, and server at 8.9 percent.

Public cloud growth was led by Ethernet switch at 61.8 percent growth, followed by server at 25.1 percent while storage revenue for public cloud declined 6.2 percent.

In traditional IT deployments, server declined the most (7.5 percent) with Ethernet switch and storage declining 2.2 percent and 2.0 percent, respectively.

IDC noted that the hyperscale slow down continued in Q2 2016. Deployments to mid-tier and small cloud service providers showed strong growth, along with private cloud buildouts.

“In the second half of 2016, IDC expects to see strengthening in public cloud growth as key hyperscalers bring new datacenters online around the globe, continued strength in private cloud deployments, and declines in traditional, non-cloud deployments,” said Kuba Stolarski, research director for Computing Platforms at IDC.

Growth of revenue from cloud IT infrastructure in Latin America was 44 percent, Western Europe at 41.2 percent, Japan at 35.4 percent, Canada at 21.8 percent, Central & Eastern Europe at 21.0 percent, Middle East & Africa at 16.8 percent, Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) at 15.8 percent, and the United States at 6.7 percent.

HPE has retained its Cloud IT infrastructure market share at 16.4 percent. Dell’s Cloud IT infrastructure share rose to 13.1 percent from 10.1 percent. Cisco increased share to 11 percent from 9.5 percent in Cloud IT infrastructure market. EMC share fell to 7 percent from 7.2 percent. Lenovo increased share to 3.3 percent from 3 percent.

Baburajan K