This infographic describes a cloud computing statistics from 2008 to 2013, and it summarizes some very important data.
Cloud computing is expected to account for 25% of annual IT spending growth by 2012 and almost a third of all IT spending in 2013, as the way organizations utilize it is also expected to change. IDC foresees, and the infographic covers, how revenue is expected to rise as well as the use of cloud for business applications, which will account for 52% of the market. This will be followed by infrastructure software with 18%, storage with 13%, app development / deployment with 9% and server use with 8%.
In addition to just numbers, an average of around 70% agrees with the many benefits the cloud presents. These include simplified process management (70%), improved end-user experience (72%), decreased performance issues (63%) and more.
Out of the 50 million physical servers, Google controls 2%, the remaining ones are deployed among 33,157 total data center providers around the world. In 2013, 10% of physical servers sold will be virtualized with an average 10 VM’s/ server, 60% of all server workloads will also be virtualized and there will be about 80-100M VM’s/year. Additionally, the current $100 billion cloud market is primarily divided among 4 very obvious players including the ever-evident Google Apps, Zoho, Microsoft Office 365 and Rackspace. 56% of Internet users use webmail services, 34% store personal pictures online, 7% store personal videos, 5% pay to store files and 5% back up their hard drive to a website.