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Global cloud revenue surges 26% in Q2

GLOBAL cloud IT infrastructure revenue surged nearly 26 percent year on year in the second quarter as the public cloud market boomed due to investment by top Internet and software giants, including those from China, International Data Corp said yesterday in a report.

The revenue from cloud infrastructure products — servers, storage and Ethernet switches which work for both public and private cloud services — grew 25.8 percent year over year in April to June to US$12.3 billion globally.

“The strength in public cloud growth continued at an accelerated pace through the first half of 2017,” said Kuba Stolarski, IDC’s analyst.

Huawei, the world’s fourth largest cloud infrastructure vendor, posted the fastest revenue growth of over 30 percent year on year among the top five vendors, according to IDC.

In the second quarter, Dell led the cloud infrastructure market with a 11.8 percent share, followed by HP/H3C’s 11.1 percent, Cisco’s 8.2 percent, Huawei’s 3.17 percent and NetApp’s 2.5 percent.

Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, Alibaba, Tencent and Baidu are expanding into the cloud sector, analysts said.

China has identified cloud computing as key to innovating the economy.

China-based Neusoft partnered with state-owned Yunnan Investment Group to co-develop the healthcare industry’s IT services on cloud computing.


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