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Worldwide Public Cloud Infrastructure as a Service Forecast, 2016-2020

Worldwide Public Cloud Infrastructure as a Service Forecast, 2016-2020

This IDC study provides worldwide market share data for the public cloud IaaS market for 2016–2020."Public cloud IaaS is rapidly gaining acceptance among IT organizations," said Deepak Mohan, research director, Public Cloud Storage Services and Infrastructure. "Public cloud services are increasingly seen as an enabler of business agility and speed, beyond just an IT cost saving. This is bringing about a shift in IT infrastructure spending, with implications to incumbent leaders in enterprise infrastructure technologies. Growth of public cloud IaaS has also created new service opportunities around adoption and usage of public cloud resources. With changes at the infrastructure, architectural, and operational layers, public cloud IaaS is slowly transforming the enterprise IT value chain."

IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Market Forecast
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
Digital Transformation at Enterprises
Continued Improvements in Reliability and Uptime of Public Cloud IaaS
Talent and Skill Set Availability
Regulatory and Organizational Policy Restrictions
Availability of Alternatives for IT Infrastructure
Significant Market Developments
Cloud Price Wars of 2014 Do Not Carry into 2015, Focus Shifts to the Ecosystem
Amazon Reports Amazon Web Services (AWS) Business Segment Financials
Leaders Moving Away from the Rest of the Market
Notable Acquisitions — EMC, IBM, and Amazon
Exits and New Entrants
New Enterprise-Oriented Cloud Storage Offerings
Growth of Multicloud and Hybrid Infrastructure
Changes from Prior Forecast
Market Definition
Historical Market Values and Exchange Rates
Forecast Market Values and Exchange Rates
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