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Once Dell gobbles EMC for good, the combined company will rule the cloud. That's The Register's conclusion after grabbing analyst firm IDC's abacus and having somee fun with its latest Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker, the data it publishes after combining sales of servers, storage, and Ethernet switches by …

  1. froberts2

    39.9%??

    Seriously, did you guys all fail math?

    Going from $4,393M to $5,297M is not 39.9% growth. I'm too lazy to work out what it is (that's your job, after all!), but it's not 39.9%

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    What a misleading conclusion

    "rule the cloud"? Is everyone high?

    No, the IDC research specifically looks at hardware sales to on premise for the 2nd tier cloud providers (e.g. rackspace, CDC, these guys). This isn't cloud, it's not even nearly cloud. It's pretty much channel with a twist.

    Meanwhile, AWS ALONE did $7.88bn last year - nearly as much as your entire table combined.

    (here's the 10k http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=97664&p=irol-SECText&TEXT=aHR0cDovL2FwaS50ZW5rd2l6YXJkLmNvbS9maWxpbmcueG1sP2lwYWdlPTEwNjk2NzQzJkRTRVE9MCZTRVE9MCZTUURFU0M9U0VDVElPTl9FTlRJUkUmc3Vic2lkPTU3#s44B4443D0EAA564E146CABB256B0E7A8)

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