This IDC study provides a worldwide forecast for spending and shipments for servers in cloud (across public and private clouds) versus traditional IT deployments. It also assesses the impact of cloud (public and hosted private) on the location (on-premise versus off-premise) and ownership of IT infrastructure in the next five years. For detailed information on spending for each hardware IT segment (server, storage, and network) and within each region, refer to IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker and Forecast data set with double counting of storage for internal server storage removed.
"Workload migration to cloud, whether public, private, or hybrid, is just one possible aspect of organizations experiencing digital transformation through cloud. While high growth in cloud server spending is an indicator of the increasing role cloud plays in the digital transformation journey, the real work is happening at the organizational level, as IT itself continues to evolve from a cost center into a business partner, from a product into a service." — Kuba Stolarski, research director, Servers and Computing Platforms