Organisations spent a whopping US$12.9 billion on servers, storage and network infrastructure products in the first quarter of 2018, representing a 45 percent increase in spending year over year, according to new worldwide data from market research firm IDC.
Dell, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Cisco continue to fight for cloud IT infrastructure revenue share as all regions across the globe grew sales by double digits year over year, including a 44 percent increase in the US.
"Digital transformation initiatives such as edge computing and machine learning have been bringing new enterprise workloads into the cloud, driving up the demand for higher density configurations of cores, memory, and storage," said Kuba Stolarski, research director for Infrastructure Platforms and Technologies at IDC, in a statement. "As systems technology continues to evolve towards pooled resources and composable infrastructure, the emergence of these next-generation workloads will drive net-new growth beyond traditional enterprise workloads."
CRN USA breaks down the top five market share leaders who sold the most cloud infrastructure in the first quarter of this year.