By 2017, Half of Servers will Ship to the Cloud: report

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According to a recent Dell’Oro Group report, by 2017 half of all server units will ship to the Cloud as macro-economic uncertainty and Brexit are set to accelerate cloud adoption.

“Cloud data centres have been around for more than half a decade and we’ve noticed some key changes in the last couple of years which are leading us to believe that the momentum to the Cloud is accelerating,” said Sameh Boujelbene, Director at Dell’Oro Group. “The diversity of Cloud offerings is increasing and barriers for Cloud adoption are being removed. Concurrently, the rising number of connected devices will create more data that needs to be processed, which we expect to happen in Cloud data centres.

“Additionally, we believe that macro-economic uncertainty and looming headwinds following Britain’s exit from the European Union will accelerate workload migration to the Cloud as enterprises will likely favour a consumption-oriented usage model of OPEX to satisfy additional needs for IT equipment and resources.”