IDC: Cloud Server Revenue to Reach $9.4 Billion by 2015
Public cloud server revenue projected at $3.6 billion, private cloud at $5.8 billion worldwide by 2015, researcher says.
Global revenue for servers deployed in public and private clouds is expected to approach some $9.4 billion by 2015, driven by IT managers growing view of cloud computing as a sound way to simplify managing and administrating of technology environments, according to data compiled by researcher International Data Corp. (IDC)
Public cloud server revenue is projected at $3.6 billion and private cloud server revenue at $5.8 billion by 2015, according to the researchers figures.
IDC estimated that the number of servers shipped for deployment in public clouds will exceed 1.2 million in 2015, for a 21 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for the trailing five years.
The researcher forecasted that about 570,000 servers will be shipped for deployment into private clouds by 2015 for a five-year CAGR of 22.4 percent.
"Cloud computing can dramatically simplify administrating and managing many companies' datacenters and position IT as a service organization for the rest of the company, said Katie Broderick, IDC senior research analyst.
Off-loading some of the more mundane tasks to the cloud (public or private) and freeing up manpower to focus on adding value to the business is critical to driving cloud adoption, she said.