Cloud Computing

Private clouds to drive enterprise cloud server market

Economic recovery, ageing servers and the need to simplify IT infrastructure is driving demand for both public and private cloud computing.

According to IDC, server revenue for public cloud computing will grow from $582 million in 2009 to $718 million in 2014.

Server revenue for the much larger private cloud market will grow from $7.3 billion to $11.8 billion in the same time period.

IDC's Worldwide Enterprise Server Cloud Computing 2010-2014 Forecast also reported that:

* Public cloud computing has lower ASVs than an average x86-based server
* Public cloud seems less likely to be broadly adopted than private
* Public clouds will be less enterprise focused than private clouds
* Almost half of respondents, 44%, are considering private clouds

"Now is a great time for many IT organizations to begin seriously considering this technology and employing public and private clouds in order to simplify sprawling IT environments," said Katherine Broderick, research analyst, Enterprise Platforms and Datacenter Trends.

Arun Mysore

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