Interesting article posted by Reuben Cohen on his popular cloud computing blog. He shared some of the industry numbers surrounding the opportunities that cloud computing has right now (not sure what’s his source)..
Some excerpt of what he says…
Google currently controls 2% of all servers or about 1 million servers with it saying it plans to have upwards of 10 million servers ( 107 machines) in the next 10 years.
98% of the market is controlled by everyone else.
Hosting / Data center providers by top 5 regions around the world: 33,157
Top 5 break down
United Kingdom: 2,660
According to IDC, the market for private enterprise “Cloud servers will grow from an $8.4 billion opportunity in 2010, representing over 600,000 units, to a $12.6 billion market in 2014, with over 1.3 million units.
Market opporunity based purly on server count. $160 billion dollars divided by 50 million servers = $3,200 per server.
The amount of digital information increased by 73 percent in 2008 to an estimated487 billion gigabytes, according to IDC.
World Population 2009: 6,767,805,208
Internet Users 2000: 360,985,492
Internet Users 2009: 1,802,330,457
Overall Internet User Growth: 399.3%
Fastest Growth Markets (Last 10 years) – Africa +1,809.8%, Middle East, +1,675%, Latin America +934.5%, Asia +568.8%
Go ahead to his blog, that he has recently updated it further… enjoy.
SKALI Cloud team.Tags: cloud services, Opportunity, public cloud, research firm, target market