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Forecast Overview: Public Cloud Services, Worldwide, 2011-2016, 2Q12 Update

Published: 20 August 2012

ID: G00234817

Analyst(s): Tom Eid, Jeffrey Roster, Gregor Petri , Dan Sommer, Jie Zhang , Federico De Silva , Hai Swinehart , Cathy Tornbohm , Ruggero Contu , Joanne M. Correia, Warren Bell, Chris Pang , TJ Singh , Robert H. Brown, Ed Anderson , Chad Eschinger , Morgan Yeates, Susan Cournoyer , Laurie Wurster , Yanna Dharmasthira, Venecia Liu , Fabrizio Biscotti


This document outlines the assumptions, analyses and insights for the public cloud services market, which will grow at a compound rate of 17.7% through 2016. Strategists, planners, marketers and solution managers should leverage the data to refine their strategies to capitalize on this growth.

Table Of Contents



  • Macroeconomic and Geopolitical Factors
  • IT Budgets
  • Trends in Cloud Services Adoption
  • Cloud Services Provider Landscape
  • Other Factors Influencing Public Cloud Services Market Growth
    • On-Demand Deployment Model
    • Cloud-Related Security Issues and Concerns
    • Notable Growth in Cloud Services Providers' Cloud-Related Revenue
    • Global Growth
    • Cloud Services Provide Cost Savings

Forecast Data

  • Third-Party Data


  • Public Cloud Services Worldwide
  • Public Cloud Services by Segment
  • Public Cloud Services by Region
  • Cloud Business Process Services (BPaaS)
    • Cloud Advertising
    • Cloud Payments
    • Customer Management
    • E-Commerce Enablement
    • Finance and Accounting
    • Human Resources
    • Industry Operations
    • Supply Management
  • Cloud Application Services (SaaS)
    • Business Intelligence Applications
    • Customer Relationship Management
    • Digital Content Creation
    • Enterprise Content Management
    • Enterprise Resource Planning
    • Office Suites
    • Project and Portfolio Management
    • Supply Chain Management
    • Web Conferencing, Teaming Platforms and Social Software Suites
  • Cloud Application Infrastructure Services (PaaS)
    • Application Development
    • Application Infrastructure and Middleware
    • Database Management Systems
    • Business Intelligence Platforms
  • Cloud System Infrastructure Services (IaaS)
    • Compute
    • Storage
    • Print
  • Cloud Management and Security Services
    • IT Operations Management
    • Storage Management
    • Security

Description of Data

  • Public Cloud Services Market Segmentation
  • Reconciling Gartner's Previous Public Cloud Forecasts With the 2Q12 Update

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