Cloud IT infrastructure in 2017 — forecast by IDC

Cloud IT Infrastructure Market Forecast by IDCIDC has revealed the forecast on total spending on Cloud IT infrastructure products including server, enterprise storage, and Ethernet switches for deployment in cloud.

The growth in the worldwide Cloud IT infrastructure will be 18.2 percent to $44.2 billion in 2017.

Public cloud datacenters will contribute 61.2 percent of the global Cloud IT infrastructure spending, while 14.6 percent spending will be by off-premises private cloud environments in 2017.

ALSO READ: IDC’s Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker

Growth in IT infrastructure spending for on-premises private cloud deployments will be 16.6 percent in 2017.
Cloud IT Infrastructure Vendor Revenue for Q3 2016Spending on non-cloud IT infrastructure will decline 3.3 percent in 2017 — accounting for 57.1 percent of end user spending.

Spending on IT infrastructure for off-premises cloud deployments will achieve double-digit growth across all regions. 57.9 percent of user spending will still be done on on-premises IT infrastructure which combines on-premises private cloud and on-premises traditional IT.

Growth in Ethernet switches spending will be 23.9 percent in 2017, while spending on servers and enterprise storage will grow 13.6 percent and 23.7 percent. In all three technology segments, spending on private cloud deployments will grow faster than public cloud while investments on non-cloud infrastructure will decline.

Spending on off-premises cloud IT infrastructure will achieve a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.2 percent to $48.1 billion in 2020.

Public cloud datacenters will account for 80.8 percent of this amount. Combined with on-premises private cloud, overall spending on cloud IT infrastructure will grow at a 13.9 percent CAGR and will surpass spending on non-cloud IT infrastructure by 2020.

Spending on on-premises private cloud IT infrastructure will grow at a 12.9 percent CAGR, while spending on non-cloud IT (on-premises and off-premises combined) will decline at a CAGR of 1.9 percent during the same period, said IDC.

“Another significant boost to overall spending on cloud IT infrastructure will be coming from on-premises private cloud deployments as end users continue gaining knowledge and experience in setting up and managing cloud IT within their own datacenters,” said Natalya Yezhkova, research director, Storage at IDC.

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