This IDC study forecasts IDC's enterprise server cloud computing, both public and private cloud, from 2011 to 2016. The revenue and unit forecasts present private and public cloud servers segmented by form factor, CPU architecture, and workload.
"Enterprises are continually evaluating the effectiveness of their IT environments' ability to deliver IT services. Cloud computing, both private and public models, is increasingly being considered a viable option to improve the agility and efficiency of IT," said Jed Scaramella, research manager, IDC Enterprise Servers. "Together, public and private cloud server revenue is forecast to increase at a CAGR of 16.6% to generate $11.0 billion in 2016."