Britain's pending exit from the European Union and macro-economic uncertainty is creating a perfect storm to drive up shipments of cloud-based server units. Sameh Boujelbene, director at Dell'Oro Group, said that "macro-economic uncertainty and looming headwinds following Britain's exit from the European Union will accelerate workload migration to the Cloud as enterprises will likely favor a consumption-oriented usage model of OPEX to satisfy additional needs for IT equipment and resources."
By 2017, half of the server units will ship to the cloud, says Dell'Oro in a new report. In addition to Brexit and the struggling economy, the research group noted that the growing diversity of cloud services and barriers of adoption are starting to fade. At the same time, the number of connected devices businesses use "will create more data that needs to be processed, which we expect to happen in Cloud data centers." Release