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Forecast: Public Cloud Services, Worldwide, 2012-2018, 1Q14 Update

Published: 31 March 2014

ID: G00263153

Analyst(s): Chad Eschinger , Bianca Granetto, Ed Anderson , Hai Swinehart , Dean Blackmore , Gianluca Tramacere, Lai-ling Lam , Chris Pang , Jeffrey Roster, Andrew Frank , Dan Sommer, Douglas Toombs , Venecia Liu , Jie Zhang , Yanna Dharmasthira, Gregor Petri , Susan Cournoyer, TJ Singh , Morgan Yeates, Rajesh Kandaswamy , Fabrizio Biscotti , Ruggero Contu , Cathy Tornbohm , Laurie Wurster , Tom Eid, Joanne M. Correia, Alan Dayley

Summary

End-user spending on public cloud services is expected to grow 19% in 2014 to $158 billion. In 2014, growth in cloud services is led by IaaS and PaaS, at annual rates of 45% and 33% respectively. High growth in cloud services will cause IT spending to shift from traditional IT systems to cloud.

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