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Cloud: the global market under the microscope analysts

According to research firm IDC, infrastructure spending on the Cloud projected to increase by 26% by 2015 worldwide.

The main reason? They are especially drawn by the investments necessary for public cloud data centers, in particular because the ‘Service providers’ cloud will continue to support this market and develop their offerings relating thereto.

In 2015, one third of IT spending

These IT infrastructure costs (servers, storage arrays and network switches) should grow 26.4% in 2015 to $ 33.4 billion, which will represent a thirds of total IT spending (up 28.1% in 2014).

Infrastructure spending for infra private Clouds increase of 16.8%, while spending on infra Cloud Public increase by 32.2% in 2015 to 21,700,000,000 dollars. In contrast, IT spending on cloud infra not stagnate 67 billion.

According to IDC, spending increases will be met, in most parts of the world, including Europe, and all existing technologies . Spending on public cloud will continue to exceed those for private clouds

quarterly. Trend: confirmation

According to figures from IDC, very recent, this trend has been confirmed by the results of Q1 2015 global spending on cloud infrastructures grew by 25.1% to 6.3 billion over the first 3 months of the year. “This is the second largest increase since 5 quarters gone.”

The share of infra Cloud expenses grew to 30% of total spending on IT this quarter (against 26.4% in 2014 same period). Revenue from Private Cloud infrastructure grew by 24.4% a year on year to 2.4 billion against 25.5% to 3.9 billion for public clouds. In return, the segment of IT infra non Cloud rose 6.1% on the same quarter.

Top 5 Sales Cloud infrastructure providers worldwide in Q1 2015. Source: IDC, July 2015.

By 2020, annual growth of 15.6%

For the next 5 years (2015-2019), IDC predicts that cloud infrastructure spending will increase at an annual average rate of 15, 6% to $ 54.6 billion by 2019, which either represent a third but almost half of expenditure (46.5%) in IT infrastructure. At the same time, spending on non IT cloud infrastructure annually decrease by -1.4%. Investments in the public cloud will increase slightly: 16.5%.

In 2019, IDC expects the ‘Service providers’ cloud, alone, will spend $ 35.3 billion on IT infrastructure for public cloud services, while spending on infrastructure private cloud will reach 19.2 billion.

In 2020, it shall no more private / public …

It is interesting to note that according to IDC, from 2020, should be discontinued talking about private cloud and public cloud to mention a ‘cloud’, hybridization being completed.

“Enterprise customers today are evaluating different approaches to cloud adoption: some choose to incorporate public cloud into their IT strategy and others prefer to build their own private clouds or use third parties or to mix the two approaches, “says Natalya Yezhkova, research director at IDC.

Forrester Research: SaaS domination of

A Forrester Research study (03/2015) confirms the good health of the global market for public cloud, expected to reach $ 191 billion in 2020 (against 58 billion in 2013).

At that time, SaaS applications (Software as a service) on the public cloud should, on that date, carve the lion’s share with $ 133 billion. Cloud platforms should weigh 44 billion and trades Cloud services 14 billion.

The public cloud market by 2020. Source Forrester

KPMG. Justifications Major cloud

Another study with a global panel of CIOs, signed by KPMG (survey of 500 CIOs, 12/2014), highlights three main reasons pushing IT managers to implement services Cloud:

  • improving business efficiency, 73%
  • improving the level of service automation, 72%
  • cost reduction 70%

53% of business leaders surveyed stated that the three major concerns have driven opted for the Cloud:

  • the risk of loss of confidential data, including those on persons
  • flight risks to intellectual property (patents, licenses …)
  • the impact in terms of modernizing their IT organization

KPMA The study confirms that the safety and protection of confidential data have become the first two reasons to be cloud, while in 2012, c ‘was the reduction of costs that prevailed.

According to the annual survey by KPMG, 73% of companies have adopted cloud saw an improvement in their performance ‘specialty’, and 35%, it is first applications’ business analytics ‘which are regarded as main target.

Gartner: cloud adoption progresses

According to Gartner (March 2015 survey of 2800 CIOs’ Flipping to Digital Leadership: The 2015 CIO Agenda, March 2015 “), many leaders are still reluctant to opt for cloud solutions in their new IT projects. They are content with what they already operate in their datacentre. Yet almost half of CIOs consider the cloud as a “viable option” and not as an experimental project. This is the case for most IT projects “that require from key infrastructure providers expanding their offer ‘systems with a view to adoption of cloud services.”

The user companies who do not plan to use SaaS Cloud solutions are a minority: only 9%, says Gartner. And they are only 15% to reject projects IaaS (infrastructure-as-a-service).

Risks: 6 reasons for failure of private cloud

Gartner summarized the six causes of failure of the private cloud:

  • focus on cost reduction and not on agility
  • lack ambition: to reduce the project to virtualization and a proliferation of VM
  • conversely, wanting to do too much thinking while optimizing
  • miss the change of business model. For the agile cloud requires agile process; as well as supporters from the top management
  • miss the change of the funding model, forgetting the paid services billed or billable model
  • err technologies, punctual and make tactical choices Instead of setting long-term strategic directions


The 6 causes the failure of private cloud Gartner, March 2015.

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