Cloud infrastructure revenue softens but still breaks records

ARN | January 17, 2020

Cloud IT infrastructure revenue fell for the second consecutive quarter during the three months ending September 2019, but still outstripped revenue from non-cloud IT infrastructure, according to analysts. Cloud IT infrastructure products – consisting of server, enterprise storage and Ethernet switches – saw sales decline to 1.8 per cent, year-over-year, for the quarter, while spending on cloud IT environments reached US$16.8 billion, according to the International Data Corporation’s (IDC) worldwide quarterly cloud IT infrastructure tracker report. The decline was attributed mostly to public cloud spending, which fell 3.7 per cent year over year to US$11.9 billion – yet when considered sequentially, this resulted in a rise of 24.4 per cent. Regardless, public cloud spending still made up most of all cloud IT environment spending.

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How successful businesses operate is constantly evolving, and the time has come for organizations to embrace the multicloud environment. We are all familiar with the hybrid cloud, but what is multicloud? By definition, a multicloud strategy is the practice of using cloud services from multiple heterogeneous clouds, including private cloud and hybrid cloud with more than one public cloud component, to create the best-possible business solution.

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How successful businesses operate is constantly evolving, and the time has come for organizations to embrace the multicloud environment. We are all familiar with the hybrid cloud, but what is multicloud? By definition, a multicloud strategy is the practice of using cloud services from multiple heterogeneous clouds, including private cloud and hybrid cloud with more than one public cloud component, to create the best-possible business solution.

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CEVA | January 06, 2022

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