The Synergy Research consultancy firm looked into the situation of equipment manufacturers supplying Cloud infrastructures. The big champions are Dell EMC, Cisco and HPE. They each have an 11.5% market share in the fourth quarter of 2016.
The financial results are falling and the studies are following suit. Synergy Research is looking at the case of Cloud OEMs in 2016. Two years ago, Cisco and HPE dominated the market. The new entrant is none other than the product of the merger between Dell and EMC.
The three companies each have 11.5% market share in the fourth quarter of 2016, which is as much as the white-label infrastructure providers combined. Previously, Dell boasted according to our colleagues at Usine Digitale had a 7.5% share and EMC only 4%. Microsoft is out of the top trio since its share falls below the 8% mark, while IBM finds itself back up the slope to 6% while the firm stood at 4% in the third quarter of 2016.
Market sharing, despite strong competition
These giants are clearly all American and share the various key sectors. The firm notes that Cisco is taking the lead in network infrastructure, the Public Cloud and is showing serious growth in the server market. HPE is leading the market for Cloud servers, Private Cloud and is positioning itself as a challenger in the storage market.
Dell EMC is clearly taking the lead, while maintaining second place in server sales. As for Microsoft, it maintains itself in this ranking thanks to its server OS and its applications dedicated to virtual machines. The mastery of many of the cloud technologies allows IBM to stay in the race despite its apparent withdrawal.
Cloud Infrastructures: impressive combined revenues
The research firm is also interested in the turnover of its Cloud equipment manufacturers. In 2016, the revenues of all companies in the sector, whether they specialise in hardware or software…have reached the $70 billion mark…. The fourth quarter of last year alone accounted for 27% of the total turnover recorded.
Servers, dedicated systems, network management and virtualization software accounted for 95% of fourth quarter revenues.
Nevertheless, Synergy Research notes a revival of the security and cloud management sectors during this period.
Source: Digital Factory, Synergy Research – Credit :