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Forecast Overview: Public Cloud Services, Worldwide, 1Q13 Update

Published: 03 May 2013

ID: G00248590

Analyst(s): Chris Pang , Tom Eid, Joanne M. Correia, Ed Anderson , Morgan Yeates, Dan Sommer, Lai-ling Lam , Hai Swinehart , Laurie Wurster , Warren Bell, Chad Eschinger , Jie Zhang, Venecia Liu , Yanna Dharmasthira, Susan Cournoyer


2013 will be another year of strong growth in public cloud services. End-user spending is forecast to grow 18.4% in 2013, compared with 16.8% growth in 2012. Through 2017, the market is expected to record a five-year compound annual growth rate of 16.8%.

Table Of Contents

Forecast Data


  • Public Cloud Services by Segment
    • Public Cloud Services Subsegments
    • 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
    • Key Findings in the 1Q13 Country Forecast


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

Forecast Methodology

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