03 April 2018
| Natalie Bannerman
Figures from the International Data Corporation (IDC) show that revenue from infrastructure products has increased by 27.3% year-on-year (YoY) totalling $12.8 billion in Q4 of 2017.
The findings were published in IDC’s Worldwide
Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker, the report monitors
infrastructure products such as: servers, storage, and Ethernet
switches for public and private cloud. Included in the report
is the full year combined public and private cloud deployments
reached which reached $43.4 billion for a total of 21.7% YoY
"2017 finished strong for public cloud IT infrastructure
growth, led by continued expansion by Amazon and renewed growth
in Google and Facebook infrastructure," said Kuba Stolarski,
research director for computing platforms at IDC. "While there
has been high growth in all IT infrastructure segments lately,
public cloud, led by the hyperscalers, has resulted in the
largest share of infrastructure growth, which is expected to
continue at this pace for at least a few more quarters."
In addition, public cloud infrastructure almost doubled over
the last two years reaching $8.5 billion growing by 34% YoY.
Private cloud $4.3 billion for annual growth of 15.7%. Between
2013 and 2017 global IT infrastructure more than doubled.
Public and private cloud revenues now account for roughly 42.2%
of the total global IT infrastructure spend, up from 39.9% from
the previous year. As for traditional non-cloud infrastructure
revenue grew 12.8% YoY, although it has been generally
declining over the last few years. Traditional non-cloud
infrastructure revenue hit $17.5 billion in Q4 2017
representing 57.8% of total worldwide IT infrastructure
Regionally, Latin America and Japan grew their revenues by
6.2% and 4.8% respectively YoY, all other global regions grew
their cloud IT Infrastructure revenue by double digits.
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) grew by 59% and central and
eastern Europe by 34.1%, Canada 23.3%, Middle East & Africa
27.5%, USA by 21.1% and lastly western Europe grew by 16.6%
Back in February Synergy Research Group released its figures on
cloud infrastructure spend. According to its findings cloud
infrastructure services jumped 46% to over $13 billion in the
final quarter of 2017 YoY. The company said that the increased
growth rate is due to the aggressive growth of the leading
cloud providers, all of whom posted strong quarterly
International Data Corporation,