Synergy Research Group’s newly updated data shows that hyperscale operators’ spending on hardware and software is around 33% during the first three quarters of 2019 calendar year. This is a huge growth compared to the same period of 2014 (15%) and 2017 (%26), around a 34% share growth.
38 billion in third-quarter
On the same timeframe, service provider and enterprise-related spending only increased by 6%, which translates into a net loss of percentage all among data center spending.
To give a sense of size, during the third quarter of 2019 the whole data center infrastructure revenues by sector were around 38 billion USD. This figure includes servers, operating systems, storage, networking, and virtualization software spending, which makes up 96% of all data center spending in the third quarter.
Considering the fierce competition between many service providers, four companies drive the infrastructure business with solid revenues. Dell EMC leads the server and storage; Cisco is undisputed on networking hardware; followed by Microsoft and VMware which provide the software to run and manage the whole infrastructure make things run. These big players are followed by other tech giants like Lenovo, Inspur, HPE, and Huawei.
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