Total spending on IT infrastructure products for deployment in cloud environments is projected to increase by 15.3 percent this year, for a total value of $41.7 billion. That includes spending on servers, enterprise storage and Ethernet switches, according to International Data Corp.
In its new forecast, “Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker,” IDC says pubic cloud datacenters will account for the majority of this spending, projected to be 60.5 percent. Off-premises private cloud spending is expected to account for another 14.9 percent of spending. On-premises private clouds will account for 13.1 percent of the total.
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