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Cloud Infrastructure Equipment to Exceed $33 Billion in 2011

Deployments being driven by the accelerated adoption of IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS according to Synergy

RENO, Nev., Nov 28 — Synergy Research Group announces the publication of its Cloud Market Share Report, which provides quarterly market shares, sizing, and forecasts for the public and private cloud equipment markets. The foundation of Synergy's segmentation includes the networking, computing, and storage platforms deployed for private cloud, public cloud (VPN), and public cloud (non-VPN).

Synergy's report shows the cloud equipment market for the first half of 2011 exceeded $17B in sales. The fastest growing segment includes Private Cloud platforms, which is growing at over 30 percent annual growth. Synergy defines a Private Cloud platform as a virtualized datacenter, which resides behind an organization's firewall. Synergy believes this growth will continue as larger Enterprises realize the economies of scale and other cost benefits associated with the virtualization of their datacenters.

Today, Public Cloud platforms represent the biggest share of Cloud Equipment spending, representing 56 percent in the first half of 2011. Synergy believes Public Cloud deployments could potentially experience exponential growth in the coming years as IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS gain wider usage by both consumers and businesses.

"Cloud unleashes the power of utility computing that has never been seen before and it becomes a game changer when matched with advanced communications and applications," said Jeremy Duke, founder & chief analyst, Synergy Research Group. "From small start ups being able to access massive scale computing facilities to new cloud-based consumer services, cloud will continue to open up a wealth of opportunities for innovation."

Top 5 Vendors- 1H 2011 Cloud Equipment Sales
  Rankings Market Share
HP 1 19.87
IBM 2 17.98
Dell 3 14.73
Cisco 4 10.44
Oracle 5 5.22

Across the different Cloud equipment segments market leadership varies. As an example, Cisco continues to be the dominant Networking Infrastructure supplier for cloud deployments with a market share approaching 50 percent. For Virtualized Computing systems, HP and IBM represent over 50 percent market share combined. Further, Dell, NetApp and HP comprise 50 percent of the Storage opportunity.

Synergy Research Group's Quarterly Reports provide complete, in-depth coverage of the networking and telecom equipment markets with tables covering manufacturers' revenue, average selling prices, shipments, as well as regional and country-level market shares for the following markets: Mobile Internet, Enterprise Voice, Network Security, Data Center, UC-Applications, Service Provider Routers, Carrier Ethernet, Video Conferencing, Collaboration, Managed Services, IMS, Carrier VoIP, Enterprise Routers, WLAN, Ethernet Switching, IPTV, Storage Area Networks (SAN), and Broadband Optical. To purchase Synergy reports contact Heather Gallo at 1.775.852.3330 x101, or email

About Synergy Research Group

As a trusted source of market information for the networking and telecom industries, Synergy Research Group ( provides detailed research to support fact-based strategic thinking for equipment vendors, investment firms, and semiconductor manufacturers.


Source: Synergy Research Group

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