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Who’s laughing now, doubters? Cloud makers rake in £75bn in sales

8 Jan 2016 at 06:04, Drew Cullen

Global cloud revenues jumped 28 per cent year-on-year to reach $110bn (£75bn) in the 12 months to September 2015.

Totting up the numbers is Synergy Research, which tracks vendor revenues in six cloud services and infrastructure areas. These are: Public IaaS/PaaS, Private and Hybrid, SaaS, UCaaS, Public Cloud, Private Cloud.

As we always say when we write up Synergy numbers, this analyst firm is much more parsimonious than IDC and Gartner in dishing out the stats. We don’t get to see vendor share, for example – Synergy merely says Cisco, HPE, Amazon/AWS, Microsoft, IBM and Salesforce are market leaders.

But we do learn that infrastructure hardware and software soaked up $60bn (£41bn), with spend on private clouds accounting for more than half that total, although public cloud revs are growing faster.

Cloud service providers parlayed their infrastructure capital spending in the 12 months to September 2015 to generate $20bn (£13bn) in revenues from IaaS, PaaS, private & hybrid services and another $27bn (£18bn) from software-as-a-service (SaaS). This investment also underpins supporting internet services such as search, social networking, email and eCommerce. ®

What is SD-WAN, and should I consider it?

by Lee Doyle Doyle Research Originally Appearing in TechTarget Software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) solutions offer the benefits of Internet economics in terms of low-cost, high-bandwidth connectivity by alleviating concerns about Internet reliability and security. Organizations with distributed workforces in branch and remote offices should consider SD-WAN adoption to implement hybrid WAN (combining MPLS and Internet) or… Continue Reading

SD-What? Understanding SD-WAN

by Jessica Scarpati Features and E-zine Editor at More than just a buzzword, software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) is already delivering benefits to early adopters. Skeptics warn, however, it’s no magical elixir. Eager to break away from the crowds at the Interop trade show in Las Vegas back in 2010, John Mulhall stepped into a quieter… Continue Reading

Information and communication convergence could mean savings for businesses

By Jenny.Wallace, Jan 5, 2016 9:30:00 AM As originally appearing in Asentinel As information technology and communication technology join forces, new structures of pricing and communications will change the way that businesses speak to each other. According to No Jitter, the next chapter of communication technology involves the cloud. Businesses will utilize voice transmission, video… Continue Reading


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