Data Storage Today

CIO Today Network Sites:   Top Tech News  |   CIO Today   |   Mobile Tech Today   |   Data Storage Today
News & Information for Data Storage Professionals
Vblock™ Systems:
Advanced converged infrastructure
increases productivity & lowers costs.

www.vce.com
Wednesday, April 23rd 
24/7/365 Network Uptime!
This ad will display for the next 20 seconds. Please click for more information, or scroll down to pass the ad, or Close Ad.
Trending Topics:   Security Heartbleed Big Data Cloud Computing Windows XP Data Centers OS X Mavericks
Home
Data Centers
Storage Solutions
Storage Networks
Data Storage Issues
Data Security
DST Press Releases
 
Free Newsletters
Top CIO News
 
Mobile Tech Today
 

Data Storage Issues

IDC: Public Cloud Services for IT Are Booming

IDC: Public Cloud Services for IT Are Booming
September 12, 2012 12:06PM

Bookmark and Share
IDC envisions that, by 2016, 16 percent of IT revenue will be based on public IT cloud services in five areas -- applications, system infrastructure software, platform as a service, servers and basic storage. By that year, cloud services will provide more than 40 percent of all growth in these areas, IDC said.

Your Next Generation Data Center Is Here! Vblock™ Systems: the world's most advanced converged infrastructure are built on the Cisco Unified Computing System with Intel® Xeon® processors. Vblock™ Systems deliver extraordinary time to market, ROI and TCO, and flexibility to meet your continually changing demands with 5X faster deployment, 96% less downtime, and 1/2 the cost. Click here to learn more.

Global spending on public cloud services for IT will grow at a rate of more than 26 percent over the next four years -- five times faster than the IT industry overall. That's the projection of a new forecast Tuesday from research firm International Data Corp.

The study, Worldwide and Regional IT Cloud Services 2012-2016 Forecast, projects that spending in 2012 on public clouds will reach more than $40 billion, and will hit $100 billion by 2016. This reflects a general trend by companies to increasingly move their operations to cloud services.

'Transformative Period'

Frank Gens, senior vice president and chief analyst at IDC, said in a statement that the IT industry is in the "midst of an important transformative period," as companies invest in technologies such as cloud computing and storage. "By the end of the decade," he said, "at least 80 percent of the industry's growth, and enterprises' highest-value leverage of IT, will be driven by cloud services" and other technologies.

Gens said that the forecast, the fifth annual one on this topic since 2008, marks the transition of cloud investment priorities from "simply improving IT operations to delivering business innovation."

The study envisions that small- to medium-size businesses will rise as a more critical customer segment, and that platform-as-a-service (PaaS), which IDC said had a slower than expected start this year and last, will become "the strategic foundation" of the new cloud services marketplace. In fact, the study projects that PaaS rollouts will accelerate over the next year and a half, and that this growth will be critical to the continuing momentum of cloud services.

IDC envisions that, by 2016, 16 percent of IT revenue will be based on public IT cloud services in five areas -- applications, system infrastructure software, platform as a service, servers and basic storage. By that year, cloud services will provide more than 40 percent of all growth in these areas.

Software-as-a-Service

On the spending side, software-as-a-service, combining both apps and infrastructure as a service, will be the largest category over the next five years, according to IDC. However, the research firm said that storage and platform as services will show faster growth.

The study also said that the U.S. will continue to be the largest public cloud services market, followed by Western Europe and Asia/Pacific, not including Japan. By 2016, however, public IT cloud services will see a boom in emerging markets.

The projections do not include private cloud deployments, which are generally confined to use by a specific company. Public IT cloud services, in IDC's definition, are those offerings available on a commercial basis to a general, unrestricted market. The two will become more alike in some ways, IDC said, such as public clouds' incorporation of the security and availability capabilities that are now more frequently associated with private clouds.

Tell Us What You Think
Comment:

Name:

John Okada:

Posted: 2012-09-13 @ 12:11pm PT
The cloud industry is one of the fastest growing technology sectors today. There are new companies entering the market all the time. This can make it difficult for consumers to choose from so many choices. If you need help picking the best cloud service, you should check out www.CloudBasedStorage.com .



 Data Storage Issues
1. SanDisk Boosts CloudSpeed SSD Line
2. SaaS ERP Adoption Loses Momentum
3. Spanning Backup for Google Apps
4. Microsoft Makes Over SkyDrive
5. Tech Titans Release NSA Requests




 Most Popular Articles
1. Intel Bets on Cloudera for Big Data Analytics
2. SAP HANA Data Warehouse App Gets Faster Analytics
3. Fast Seagate 6 TB Drive Offered for Enterprise Data Centers
4. California DMV Investigates Possible Security Breach
5. Resetting All Passwords Now May Be Worst Heartbleed Fix

Have an informed opinion on this story?
Send a Letter to the Editor.
We want to know what you think.
Send us your Feedback.

 Related Topics  Latest News & Special Reports

  Lessons from Verizon's Threat Report
  Officials Reveal Microsoft Data Center
  Verizon Report Exposes Cyberthreats
  Samsung Data Center Catches Fire
  Heartbleed Exploit Could Cost Millions

 Technology Marketplace
Business Intelligence
Get real-time, cloud-based information services with Neustar.
 
Cloud Computing
Next Generation Data Center Is Here! Vblock™ Systems from VCE
 
Contact Centers
HP delivers the future of the contact center with HP Qfiniti 10.
 
Data Storage
Next Generation Data Center Is Here! Vblock™ Systems from VCE
Barium Ferrite (BaFe) is the future of tape.
2.5" Enterprise-class SATA & SAS SSDs for server & storage applications
 
Enterprise Hardware
Barium Ferrite (BaFe) is the future of tape.
2.5" Enterprise-class SATA & SAS SSDs for server & storage applications
 
Hardware
Protect your network with APC Smart-UPS battery backup
 
Network Security
Protect your network with APC Smart-UPS battery backup
 

Network Security Spotlight
What Verizon's Data Breach Report Can Teach Enterprises
It’s probably not a jaw-dropper, but cyberespionage is officially on the rise. And the use of stolen or misused credentials is still the leading way the bad guys gain access to corporate information.
 
Top Cyberthreats Exposed by Verizon Report
Beyond Heartbleed, there are cyberthreats vying to take down enterprise networks, corrupt smartphones, and wreak havoc on businesses. Verizon is exposing these threats in a new report.
 
Where Do Web Sites Stand, Post-Heartbleed?
A security firm says the vast majority of Web sites have patched themselves to protect against the Heartbleed bug, but now there are questions raised on the reliability of open-source programs.
 
Navigation
Data Storage Today
Home/Top News | Data Centers | Storage Solutions | Storage Networks | Data Storage Issues | Data Security | DST Press Releases
Also visit these Enterprise Technology Sites
Top Tech News | CIO Today | Mobile Tech Today | Data Storage Today

Services:
FreeNewsFeed | Free Newsletters | XML/RSS Feed

About CIO Today Network | How To Contact Us | Article Reprints | Services for PR Pros (In partnership with NewsFactor) | Top Tech Wire | How To Advertise

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
© Copyright 2000-2014 Data Storage Today. All rights reserved. Article rating technology by Blogowogo. Member of Accuserve Ad Network.