If there is anyone who still doubts that the cloud has become the focus of enterprise hardware and software spending, a new study should finally persuade them otherwise. According to the Reno-based Synergy Research Group, spending on cloud hardware and software is growing by 25 percent year on year, and in the most recent quarter, reached $16 billion.
The leading cloud provider, according to Synergy, was HP, which had a 13 percent share of the global cloud market, ahead of eight other major vendors.
Synergy's study includes spending not only on traditional hardware categories like servers, storage and networking -- which represent 90 percent of total spending -- but also software revenue. Desktop virtualization ranks high on the list of cloud-based applications that enterprises are adopting.
“The public cloud services market is clearly booming and driving heavy investment in cloud infrastructure, while a rapid transition to cloud is also in full swing in the enterprise IT market,” said Jeremy Duke, Synergy Research Group’s founder and Chief Analyst. "What has enabled HP to grab the lead is the fact that servers and storage account for almost two thirds of the market, and HP is now rapidly evolving its huge business in these segments."
Bring the Power of VDI to Your Enterprise: HP and NVIDIA have partnered to enable a more productive mobile workforce through Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. In the past, jerky video or "click-and-wait" design files sometimes led to frustrated users and conclusions that VDI wasn’t yet ready for prime time. But with virtualized GPUs, now it is. Learn how the combination of HP ConvergedSystem graphics server blades and NVIDIA GRID virtual graphics technology can provide the richest visual experience at the right cost, for even the most demanding applications:
- Visit HP Converged Systems at http://www.hp.com/go/cv to learn more about the benefits of VDI and get access to valuable whitepapers and reports
- Visit NVIDIA GRID at http://www.nvidia.com/object/nvidia-grid.html to read customer success stories and learn now the latest GPU technology brings intensive graphics performance to VDI