A report from International Data Corporation (IDC) said that cloud revenues from sales of infrastructure products – that’s server, storage and ethernet switches rose to be worth $6.9 billion in the second quarter of this year, up 25.7 percent year on year.
These figures incude both public and private clouds.
And while this sector showed steep growth, non cloud IT infrastructure fell by 3.5 percent in the quarter.
Kuba Stolarski, research director for the segment, said cloud IT deployments drove overall growth, with customers modernising their workloads.
“As cloud service providers continue to expand their datacentre footprints to meet growing cloud services demand, they increasingly rely on a bariety of as a service offerings and traditional hosting,” said Stolarski.
Revenues grew fastest in Japan, Asia Pacific, Canada and the USA.
The top five players are HP, Dell, Cisco, EMC and Lenovo. But other significant players include NetApp and original development manufacturers (ODMs) selling their products directly to customers.