Vendor revenue from sales of infrastructure products for cloud IT, including public and private cloud, grew by 3.9 percent year over year to $6.6 billion in the first quarter of 2016, IDC said.
IT infrastructure products include server, storage, and Ethernet switch.
A breakdown of IDC data showed that total cloud IT infrastructure revenues climbed to a 32.3 percent share of overall IT revenues in 1Q16, up from 30.2 percent a year ago.
Revenue from infrastructure sales to private cloud grew by 6.8 percent to $2.8 billion and to public cloud by 1.9 percent to $3.9 billion.
Revenue from the traditional (non-cloud) IT infrastructure segment decreased by 6 percent year over year driven by declines in both storage and servers, and growth in Ethernet switch.
Ethernet switch also showed strong year-on-year growth in both private and public cloud, 53.7 percent and 69.4 percent, respectively.
Storage grew 11.5 percent year over year in private cloud, but declined 29.6 percent in public cloud. Conversely, server declined 1.1% in private cloud and grew 8.7% in public cloud.
HPE topped in revenue generation with $1.1 billion, an increase of 19.8 percent. Cisco’s IT infrastructure product revenue was up 30.1 percent. At the same time, IBM faced a decline of 30.3 percent to $210 million.
From a regional perspective, vendor revenue from cloud IT infrastructure sales grew fastest in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) at 25.9 percent year over year in 1Q16.
That was followed by Western Europe at 20.6 percent, Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) at 18.5 percent, Japan at 17.7 percent and Canada at 9.5 percent.
Revenue from Latin America declined 21.2 percent year over year, while the United States declined 4.1 percent and Central & Eastern Europe fell just 0.1 percent.