Synergy reveals cloud infrastructure share

Cloud Infrastructure vendors in Q1 2016
HPE is leading the global private cloud hardware market in the first quarter of 2016, said Synergy Research Group. HPE and Dell are in the second and third positions in private cloud hardware market.

Cisco is the market leader in the public cloud hardware space. Cisco and Dell are in the second and third positions in the public cloud hardware market.

Microsoft is leading the cloud infrastructure software market. VMware is the second largest vendor in the cloud infrastructure software market.

Across all segments HPE led Cisco in Q1 and slightly widened the gap between the two, though both vendors gained market share in the first quarter.

HPE and Cisco were followed by Microsoft, Dell, IBM, EMC, VMware, Lenovo and Huawei. The growth rate of cloud infrastructure market dropped to 13 percent in Q1.

For the last eight quarters spend on data center infrastructure — which includes servers, server OS, storage, networking, network security and virtualization software — has been running at an average $29 billion, with the market being increasingly driven by the cloud.

Cloud deployments or shipments of systems that are cloud enabled now account for well over half of the total data center infrastructure market.

“With spend on cloud services growing by over 50 percent per year and spend on SaaS growing by over 30 percent, there is little surprise that cloud operator capex continues to drive strong growth in public cloud infrastructure,” said Jeremy Duke, Synergy Research Group’s founder and chief analyst.