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Forecast Analysis: Public Cloud Services, Worldwide, 4Q14 Update

Published: 10 April 2015

ID: G00261943

Analyst(s): Joanne M. Correia, Morgan Yeates, Ed Anderson , Chad Eschinger


Public cloud services grew more than 17% worldwide in 2014 to $152 billion and will grow 16% in 2015 to $177 billion. Currency effects reduced the U.S. dollar forecast in some geographies; increased interest in cloud models sustains double-digit growth rates, particularly for IaaS and SaaS services.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Forecast Data

Market Impact

  • Public Cloud Services in the Context of Global IT Spending
  • Currency Impacts
  • Public Cloud Services by Segment
    • Cloud Business Process Services (Business Process as a Service)
    • Cloud Application Services (Software as a Service)
    • Cloud Application Infrastructure Services (Platform as a Service)
    • Cloud System Infrastructure Services (Infrastructure as a Service)
    • Cloud Management and Security Services
    • Cloud Advertising


  • Macroeconomic Factors

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