Feeds

'Cloud' services to bag $109bn in 2012

Even more people rush into the cloud

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Even more folks are going to be seduced by the cloud this year, making the meteorological market a hundred-billion-dollar one, according to beancounters at Gartner.

They reckon that the public cloud services sector will grow nearly 20 per cent this year to $106bn worldwide, as business process services in particular appeal to the masses.

BPaaS (business process as a service) holds well over three-quarters of the market, although that's mainly because cloud advertising is a subsection. Meanwhile IaaS (infrastructure as a service in case you haven't guessed) is the fastest-growing, expected to rise 45.4 per cent in 2012.

"The total public cloud services market size in 2011 was $91.4 billion, and it will grow to $206.6 billion in 2016. As the market grows, IaaS will become a larger part of the overall market, while the market share of cloud management and security services will grow as well," Gartner research director Ed Anderson said.

However, like every other IT sector, the cloud services segment will have to worry about the never-ending recessional forces knocking around the place. Western Europe will be the slowest grower in the world, what with its ongoing Eurozone issues, and Asia Pacific will have some Japanese challenges as well.

North America will be the major cloud consumer, slurping 61 per cent more services from 2010 to 2016, while emerging markets like India, Indonesia and China will come in handy as well.

"When targeting specific markets within the cloud services marketplace, we recommend evaluating both potential market size and growth rates. These will vary by segment, subsegment, region and country," Anderson said helpfully. ®

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

More from The Register

next story
Docker's app containers are coming to Windows Server, says Microsoft
MS chases app deployment speeds already enjoyed by Linux devs
Intel, Cisco and co reveal PLANS to keep tabs on WORLD'S MACHINES
Connecting everything to everything... Er, good idea?
SDI wars: WTF is software defined infrastructure?
This time we play for ALL the marbles
'Urika': Cray unveils new 1,500-core big data crunching monster
6TB of DRAM, 38TB of SSD flash and 120TB of disk storage
Facebook slurps 'paste sites' for STOLEN passwords, sprinkles on hash and salt
Zuck's ad empire DOESN'T see details in plain text. Phew!
'Hmm, why CAN'T I run a water pipe through that rack of media servers?'
Leaving Las Vegas for Armenia kludging and Dubai dune bashing
Windows 10: Forget Cloudobile, put Security and Privacy First
But - dammit - It would be insane to say 'don't collect, because NSA'
Oracle hires former SAP exec for cloudy push
'We know Larry said cloud was gibberish, and insane, and idiotic, but...'
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Win a year’s supply of chocolate
There is no techie angle to this competition so we're not going to pretend there is, but everyone loves chocolate so who cares.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.