Gartner Research

Forecast: Public Cloud Services, Worldwide and Regions, Industry Sectors, 2010-2015, 2011 Update

Published: 29 June 2011

ID: G00213892

Analyst(s): Michele Caminos, Fabrizio Biscotti , Venecia Liu , Robert H. Brown, Ben Pring, Andrew Frank , Jeffrey Roster, Laurie Wurster , Susan Cournoyer, Lydia Leong


This report sizes the market for public cloud services at both a worldwide and regional level and presents analysis by industry sector for 2010 through 2015.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview


  • What Is Included and Excluded in This Market Size and Forecast Report?
  • Methodology and Assumptions
  • Business Process Services
    • Cloud-Based Advertising Services
    • E-Commerce Platform Services
    • Payment Services
    • HR Services
    • Other Business Process Services
    • Application Services
    • Application Infrastructure Services (aka PaaS)
  • System Infrastructure Services
    • Compute Services
    • Storage and Backup Services
  • Forecast Data

Forecast Analysis

  • Market Conditions
    • Leading Cloud Vendors Continue to Grow Quickly
    • M&A Activity Heats Up
    • Supply-Side Investment Soars
    • Federal Government Issues a Cloud Mandate
    • Establishment of Standards Bodies
    • Availability Failures Prompt User Concerns
    • The Anti-cloud Backlash Gathers Steam
    • Interest in Private Cloud Grows
    • Cloud Computing as a Generic Term Increasingly Less Meaningful
  • Conclusion

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