CAPRE’s Digital Infrastructure Weekly Round-Up & Summary: Q1 Spending on Public Cloud Hardware & Software Up, Spending on Enterprise Infrastructure Down

Synergy Research Group Finds Q1 Spending on Public Cloud Hardware & Software Up; Spending on Enterprise Infrastructure Down: New Q1 data from Synergy Research Group shows that worldwide spend on data center hardware and software declined by 2% from the first quarter of 2019, bucking a steady growth trend as the market was adversely impacted by COVID-19. The pandemic had relatively little impact on public cloud data center infrastructure, where hardware and software vendors saw their revenues increase by 3%, but sales to enterprises and traditional service providers declined by 4%. In terms of market share, ODMs in aggregate account for the largest portion of the public cloud market, with Dell ISG being the leading individual vendor, followed by Microsoft, Inspur and Cisco. The Q1 market leader in enterprise infrastructure was Microsoft, followed by Dell, HPE, Cisco and VMware. Total data center infrastructure equipment revenues, including both cloud and non-cloud, hardware and software, were $35.8 Billion USD in Q1, with public cloud infrastructure accounting for over 37% of the total. The main hardware-oriented segments of servers, storage and networking in aggregate accounted for 73% of the data center infrastructure market. Digital Realty Breaks Ground on First Facility in South Korea: Digital Realty has begun construction on its first facility in South Korea, following a virtual ground-breaking ceremony. Digital Seoul 1, the first carrier-neutral facility in Korea, will be built on a 22,000 square foot land parcel within the Sangam Digital…