|Recent data from Synergy Research Group showed that, across six key enterprise infrastructure segments, vendor revenues for the last four quarters globally increased by nearly 3% on an annualized basis.
Aggregate revenues for the last four quarters reached US$113 billion, with revenue in each of the last 12 quarters typically in the $26-29 billion range.
‘Datacentre servers’ comprised the largest segment of the market, despite revenues declining by almost 1% in 2017. ‘Switches & routers’ was the second-largest segment and experienced growth of 4%. ‘Hosted & cloud collaboration’ grew the most, while ‘On-premise collaboration’ continued to be challenged by aggressive price competition and market disruption.
Cisco remains the dominant enterprise vendor, being market leader in four of the six segments (2nd in ‘hosted and cloud collaboration’ and 5th in ‘datacentre servers’).
“Despite a burgeoning public cloud market, enterprise IT infrastructure spending was still on the rise in 2017 and will be for the next five years,” said Synergy Research Group Chief Analyst, Jeremy Duke. “The focus of that spending is changing, however, with a growing emphasis on hosted solutions, subscription-based business models and emerging technologies. Those changes will continue to present challenges for incumbent vendors and opportunities for new market entrants.”