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Worldwide and Regional Public IT Cloud Services Forecast, 2019–2023

Worldwide and Regional Public IT Cloud Services Forecast, 2019–2023

This IDC study forecasts revenue for 20 major categories of public IT cloud services, at the worldwide level and within 8 geographic regions. IDC's 2019-2023 forecast of robust worldwide and regional public IT cloud services spending reflects the fact that the cloud has rapidly emerged as the essential foundation for digital innovation in every industry and as the preferred services and information consumption model for consumers. Public cloud platforms, in particular, have become the primary launchpads for digital technology innovations — in AI, security, digital infrastructure, data services, IoT services, and more. As a result, over the forecast period, we predict a dramatically accelerated period of cloud-native digital innovation built around increasingly distributed and optimized cloud platforms and ecosystems and leveraging cloud-based AI, blockchain, and hyperagile application technologies such as containers, functions, microservices app architectures, and API-based integration. According to IDC's Senior Vice President and Chief Analyst, Frank Gens, "The next five years will be a pivotal period for public cloud services providers and their customers. Enterprises that quickly and intelligently leverage the flood of digital technologies being launched almost weekly on public clouds are most likely to be leaders in the rising digital economy. We will also see the power of public cloud providers grow significantly the more quickly they deliver distributed cloud offerings beyond their own datacenters: into enterprises' datacenters, distributed facilities like retail stores and factories, and all the way out to the mobile edge."

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IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Market Forecast
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
Drivers
Public Clouds Will Increasingly Be the Primary Route to Access IT Innovation
The Ecosystem of Tech Companies Supporting Cloud Environments Will Rapidly Expand
Distributed Cloud Offerings (Hybrid Cloud/Multicloud) Will Open Up New Use Cases to the Cloud
Inhibitors
Lingering Worries About Security
Concerns About Vendor and Technology Lock-In and Interoperability
Significant Market Developments
Changes from Prior Forecast
Market Definition
Methodology
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