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In Three Years, Nearly 45% of All the Servers Will Ship To Cloud Providers 152

Posted by samzenpus
from the silver-lining dept.
dcblogs writes "IDC expects that anywhere from 25% to 30% of all the servers shipped next year will be delivered to cloud services providers. In three years, 2017, nearly 45% of all the servers leaving manufacturers will be bought by cloud providers. The shift is slowing the purchase of server sales to enterprise IT. The increased use of SaaS is a major reason for the market shift, but so is virtualization to increase server capacity. Data center consolidations are eliminating servers as well, along with the purchase of denser servers capable of handling larger loads. The increased use of cloud-based providers is roiling the server market, and is expected to help send server revenue down 3.5% this year, according to IDC."
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In Three Years, Nearly 45% of All the Servers Will Ship To Cloud Providers

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday December 08, 2013 @01:01PM (#45633309)
    The current administration is criminalizing things that were once the norm: patriotism, belief in limited government, self-reliance. If you ever vocalized those things in the last six years, you may be on a watch list for the IRS. Anything you do today might be the bogeyman of tomorrow's administration, which is why there should be severe limits on what the government can do in response to speech (nothing, govt should be able to do nothing).
  • Re:In three years... (Score:5, Interesting)

    by ewibble (1655195) on Sunday December 08, 2013 @01:53PM (#45633517)

    Although I don't proclaim to be able to predict what will actually happen in the future. I the past in the computer industry has bounced between server "cloud" centric and client centric for years. There are advantages in having both, In your example of email while it is true you can't get new email while the internet is down you can still read old emails. If the emails where stored only on the server then this would be inconvenient. Also there is a difference your connection to the internet going down and your email cloud provider going down. It is one more point of failure.

    Also don't underestimate the value of having control over your data, you do not want to be reliant on some random person/company being up, not go bankrupt, or change its terms and conditions on you. Also people like having the impression of ownership, I think its something inherent in our nature, how many things do you own that you use only use occasionally, that would much be a much better allocation of resources if it was shared?

  • Re:In three years... (Score:5, Interesting)

    by AK Marc (707885) on Sunday December 08, 2013 @02:18PM (#45633625)
    Reasoning? The mainframe is a "cloud in a box". We are almost up to 1970. The mainframe died. The "private cloud" (think 1989 Citrix) has seen its growth and decline.

    We host, we insource, we host again, and repeat. Rather than the challenge of "why will this one fail like all others before it have" ask the question the other way, "why do we think this one will be permanent, when all others before it failed?"

This place just isn't big enough for all of us. We've got to find a way off this planet.