18 Jul, 2014 Industry Coverage
Research published by analyst house IDC suggests increased uptake of cloud and big data technologies is significantly disrupting infrastructure sales in EMEA with sales of cloud infrastructure expected to exceed $4bn by the end of 2014, with the expectation that spending will increase 19 per cent annually.
According to IDC, 15 per cent of the overall infrastructure spend in EMEA will be related to cloud environments in 2014, up from 8 per cent in 2011. $3.4bn was spent on hardware going to cloud environments in EMEA in 2013, up 21 per cent from 2012.
The firm said that in Northern Europe spending on hosted private and public cloud deployments has accelerated over the past two years, driven mostly by large multinational providers primarily rather than smaller regional players.