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When it comes to IT infrastructure for cloud environments, I talk about IT infrastructure products (server, enterprise storage, and Ethernet switches) for deployment in cloud environments.
As enterprises of all sizes look for agile resources and increased flexibility and productivity, according to IDC, spending on IT infrastructure for cloud environments will increase 15.3% year over year in 2017 to $41.7 billion. Public cloud datacenters will account for the majority of this spending, 60.5%, while off-premises private cloud environments will represent 14.9% of spending.
Long term, IDC expects spending on off-premises cloud IT infrastructure will grow at a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.7%, reaching $47.2 billion in 2021. Public cloud datacenters will account for 80.4% of this amount.