According to IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Infrastructure Tracker: Buyer and Cloud Deployment, by 2025, the cloud will make up two-thirds of total global sales of computing and storage infrastructure products.
Sales of IT products to power cloud computing and storage infrastructure grew globally to $15.1 billion in the first quarter of 2021, which is a 12.5% increase over the first quarter of 2020. Meanwhile, products for shared cloud services (i.e., services shared by many independent customers) contributed $10.3 billion (11.6% more than in Q1 2020), and products for dedicated services totaled $4.8 billion (14.7% more than in the first quarter of 2020).
All leading cloud infrastructure vendors increased their sales. Lenovo's sales grew the most, by 38.2%, and Huawei's by 37.9%. These companies rank third (6.8% of the market) and fifth (3.1%), respectively, with Inspur and Cisco, IBM and NetApp in terms of market share. The first and second positions belong to Dell (16.9%) and HPE/H3C (11.2%).
In the coming years, IDC analysts believe the market for cloud infrastructure tools is expected to grow at an average annual rate of 11.3% and will grow to $112.9 billion by 2025, accounting for 66.1% of total worldwide sales of computing and storage infrastructure tools.
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