$44bn of cloud hardware in 2017, IDC


Derrick says: That's up 18 percent, while non-cloud gear revenue is expected to decline 3 percent. Notably, private cloud spending is on the rise, too. If you're a company used to fat margins on hardware sales, these are not good trends. If you're a company supplying components or assembling gear for cloud, or selling white boxes, this is music to your ears.


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