Costs of the Cloud

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Ever wondered about the costs of the cloud? Sure that’s a general statement but we know somewhere there’s a lot of servers and have some idea who the big players are. The Register has published an interesting article exploring some of those statistics. They explore data from a report by Synergy Tech covering periods from 2014 to 2017. In this time period they noted a 34 percent growth of for data centers. This included both hardware and software.

Fast forward to the first two quarters of 2019. The growth of these hyperscale operators now attribute to one third of $38 billion in the data center market! More detailed analysis shows that the demand for data centers continues to grow. A trend expected to continue is a decline in the purchasing of servers. Instead companies are focusing on their configurations. One final statistic. Synergy stated 96% of that previously stated 38 billion was budgeted towards networking and virtualization software.


Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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