It said the worldwide cloud IT infrastructure market grew by 14.4 percent in the fourth quarter last year, with service providers expanding their ata centres.
Investment in cloud IT infrastructure – that includes servers, disk storage and ethernet switches – was worth $8 billion in the fourth quarter.
That’s nearly a third of all IT infrastructure spend – up from 27 percent compared to the same quarter in 2014.
Private cloud infrastructure accounted for $2.9 billion while public cloud infrastruture spend amounted to $5 billion.
During the whole of 2014, spend on cloud IT infrastructure amounted to $26.4 billion.
IDC said the move to cloud infrastructure within enterprise data centres is on an upward curve, and one factor in the acceleration is the internet of things.