Gartner Research

Market Definitions and Methodology: Public Cloud Services

Published: 27 June 2012

ID: G00234813

Analyst(s): Warren Bell, Federico De Silva , Jie Zhang , Fabrizio Biscotti , Dan Sommer, Susan Cournoyer , Chad Eschinger , Venecia Liu , Morgan Yeates, Gregor Petri , Jeffrey Roster, Laurie Wurster , Ed Anderson , Hai Swinehart , Ruggero Contu , Colleen Graham


This report provides details of definitions and methodology used in the creation of Gartner's public cloud services forecast, including the forecast segmentation. This forecast covers spending by enterprises only.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know



  • Aggregated Cloud Services
  • Forecast Data Sources
  • Forecast Assumptions
  • Historical Data


  • Compound Annual Growth Rate
  • Exchange Rates

High-Level Definitions and Segmentation

  • Cloud Services Detailed Segmentation
    • Cloud Services Segmentation
    • Vertical Industry Segmentation
    • Geographic Segmentation
  • Cloud Services Detailed Definitions
    • Cloud Business Process Services
    • Cloud Application Services (SaaS)
    • Cloud Application Infrastructure Services (PaaS)
    • Cloud System Infrastructure Services (IaaS)
    • Cloud Management and Security Services

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