Cloud IT infrastructure spending — server, storage, and Ethernet switch – rose 23 percent to $7.6 billion in the third quarter of 2015 to $7.6 billion.
Enterprise IT vendor HPE continues to lead the Cloud IT infrastructure market with 15.7 percent share, followed by Dell with 10.4 percent, Cisco 9.7 percent, EMC 7.2 percent, NetApp 3.4 percent, IBM 3.4 percent and Lenovo 3.3 percent in the third quarter of 2015.
HPE increased its Cloud IT infrastructure market share to 15.7 percent from 15 percent and Lenovo increased to 3.3 percent from 0.5 percent.
Cloud IT infrastructure market share of Dell fell to 10.4 percent from 10.6 percent, Cisco maintained share at 9.7 percent, EMC share dropped to 7.2 percent from 8.3 percent, NetApp share dipped to 3.4 percent from 4.3 percent, and IBM share declined to 3.4 percent from 7.2 percent.
HPE generated Cloud IT infrastructure revenue of $1,184 million, Dell $783 million, Cisco $731 million, EMC $548 million, NetApp $259 million, IBM $256 million and Lenovo $250 million.
IT market research agency IDC said the share of cloud IT infrastructure sales grew to 33.8 percent in Q3 from 28.7 percent a year ago.
Revenue from infrastructure sales to private cloud grew 18.8 percent to $2.9 billion, and to public cloud by 25.9 percent to $4.6 billion. In comparison, revenue in the non-cloud IT infrastructure segment decreased 3.2 percent, with declines in all three technology segments such as server, storage and Ethernet switch.
Server, storage and Ethernet switch technology markets showed strong growth in both private and public cloud segments. Server posted the highest growth in private cloud at 24.3 percent, while the growth of Ethernet switch in public cloud was 37.8 percent. Public cloud spending on storage grew 26.7 percent year on year.
“Customers are modernizing their infrastructures, having a progressively larger number of viable options for cloud deployments either on or off premises. These customers depend on a mix of as-a-service offerings and traditional infrastructure to help meet the IT transformation requirements of their organizations,” said Kuba Stolarski, research director for Computing Hardware and Platforms at IDC.
IT vendor revenues from cloud IT infrastructure sales in Japan was 47.1 percent, while Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) rose at 35.3 percent, Western Europe at 22.1 percent, Canada at 22.0 percent, and the United States at 20.1 percent. Central and Eastern Europe declined 10.2 percent.