Cloud IT Infrastructure Spending Up

ANGUS LOTEN | October 5, 2016

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Global spending by enterprises and cloud providers on hardware infrastructure for cloud computing is growing faster than outlays on traditional enterprise IT infrastructure, as companies shift more digital workloads off-premise, according to research firm International Data Corp. IDC expects spending on cloud IT infrastructure to pull even with tradition IT infrastructure spending within the next five years. Total spending on servers, enterprise storage, Ethernet switches and other infrastructure gear for the cloud is expected to hit $37.4 billion this year, up 16.2% from last year, IDC reported Wednesday. Of that total, 62.5% will go towards building out public cloud data centers, the report said. Overall spending on IT infrastructure deployed for off-premise cloud environments, both public and private, will reach $28.4 billion, “indicating strong movement toward off-premise IT resources around the world

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