Public Cloud Infrastructure Spending Grows

Public Cloud Growth

Latest figures from IDC show that revenue from public cloud infrastructure sales grew by almost 26 percent to $4.6 billion in the third quarter of 2015, beating private cloud infrastructure sales, which grew 18.8 percent.

Key stats include:

  • Worldwide cloud IT infrastructure spend grew 23.0% to $7.6 billion in the third quarter.
  • The overall share of cloud IT infrastructure sales climbed to 33.8% in 3Q15, up from 28.7% a year ago.
  • Revenue from infrastructure sales to private cloud grew by 18.8% to $2.9 billion, and to public cloud by 25.9% to $4.6 billion.
  • In comparison, revenue in the traditional (non-cloud) IT infrastructure segment decreased by 3.2% year over year in the third quarter, with declines in all three technology segments (server, storage and networking).
  • All three technology markets showed strong year-over-year growth in both private and public cloud segments, with server experiencing the highest growth in private cloud at 24.3% and networking with the highest growth in public cloud at 37.8%. Public cloud spending on storage grew 26.7% year on year.

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What a Roundtrip to Amazon and Back-Again Can Teach All Cloud Service Providers

Cloud Service Providers

Zynga, a leading developer of the world’s most popular social games took a roundtrip journey from the public cloud and back again reported The Wall Street Journal. Why the trip? Zynga built its business on the Amazon cloud. It then transitioned to a private set up after spending $100 million to build its own data centers to handle the bulk of its computing, but Zynga has now decided to return to Amazon.
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It’s all about that (Hybrid) Cloud

Next Generation App

You might be asking yourself what’s new with cloud adoption in 2015. This year cloud adoption might actually hit an all time high.

Those cloud providers with a dog in the fight believe Microsoft ending its support for Windows Server 2003 this July will greatly bolster cloud adoption among SMBs. They are eager to portray cloud as the most affordable way for companies with limited resources to refresh their IT infrastructure.
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Whitepaper Wednesday on What You Need to Know for Providing Cloud Services

This whitepaper Wednesday brings you our most popular white paper series ever.  These papers explain everything you need to know about providing cloud services in a swiftly changing market.

  1. 6 Ways Service Providers Can Position Against Private Cloud

The adoption of private cloud threatens the service providers’ bread and butter business. But the benefits of a public cloud infrastructure far outweigh private cloud. So why are businesses choosing private cloud? How should a service provider position itself against the private cloud? Within this paper, you’ll find a list of the arguments against private cloud and the arguments for and including the benefits of public cloud. Also detailed are ways for service providers to ensure they are meeting the requirements of their enterprise customers.

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Death of Private Cloud: We Know, But Do You?

Recently there has been an uptake in news articles debating the inevitable death of private cloud. One article that I found particularly insightful was ‘The End of Private Cloud – 5 Stages of Loss and Grief.’ John Treadway, SVP at Cloud Technology Partners writes:

Dead end to private cloud

“It’s not today, or tomorrow, but sometime in the not too distant future the bulk of the on-premise private cloud market is going to shrivel into a little raisin and die. A very small number of very large companies will operate private clouds that will be, by an large, poor substitutes for the services available in public clouds. However, they will be good enough for these companies for some percentage of their workloads.”

In the article, John looked at the five stages of loss and grief for private clouds. It’s a great read so I highly suggest having a look. For the purposes of this blog, I’m skipping to the fifth stage, acceptance:

“Not everyone will get here. Many have already, coming to the early conclusion that the future is and will be in the public clouds. Those that do get here before everybody else will have more opportunity, more reward, more fulfillment. The late arrivals may have to find other careers – like today’s laid-off mainframe programmer looking for a job at Facebook, it ain’t gonna happen dude. Many a former techie has found fulfillment and happiness in other fields – I even know one who went back to medical school and is a practicing oncologist. Pretty cool, eh? Even Julia Child didn’t start cooking until she was 50 – so your second career is nothing to fear!

In any event, once you understand that the public cloud is the future – and when you are over the denial, anger, bargaining and depression – you can start to make plans.”

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