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Forecast Overview: Public Cloud Services, Worldwide, 2011-2016, 4Q12 Update

Published: 08 February 2013

ID: G00247462

Analyst(s): Susan Cournoyer, Warren Bell, Chris Pang , Ed Anderson , Joanne M. Correia, Fabrizio Biscotti , Chad Eschinger , Morgan Yeates, Tom Eid, Lai-ling Lam , Hai Swinehart , Venecia Liu , Gregor Petri , Ruggero Contu , Laurie Wurster


Growth in public cloud services continues despite continuing global economic uncertainties. End-user spending on public cloud services is expected to grow 18.6% in 2012 to $110.3 billion and is expected to record a compound annual growth rate of 17.7% from 2011 through 2016.

Table Of Contents


  • Macroeconomic and Geopolitical Factors
  • Currency Exchange Rates
  • IT Spending
  • Adjacent Markets
    • Consulting and Implementation Services
    • IT Outsourcing
    • Enterprise Software
    • Business Process Outsourcing

Forecast Data

  • Key Changes to the Public Cloud Services Forecast
  • Public Cloud Services Forecast Data, 4Q12
  • Third-Party Data


  • Public Cloud Services by Segment
    • Cloud Advertising
    • Cloud Business Process Services (BPaaS)
    • Cloud Application Services (SaaS)
    • Cloud Application Infrastructure Services (PaaS)
    • Cloud Infrastructure Services (IaaS)
    • Cloud Management and Security Services
  • Public Cloud Services by Region
    • Forecast by Region
    • Forecast by Country

Forecast Methodology

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