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Market Trends: What CIOs Think About Cloud IaaS in 2015

Published: 11 May 2015

ID: G00272999

Analyst(s): Michael Warrilow


More than one-half of CIOs globally now consider cloud IaaS an option for new projects, with 10% of them having a "cloud-first" policy for IaaS. However, marketing teams must recognize that significant variance is evident based on industry and geographic and economic factors.

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Market Trend

  • The Cloud IaaS Market Is Growing
  • Market Structure Trend
    • The Market Structure Is Poised for Consolidation
  • Buyer Trend
    • CIOs Have Invested in Public Cloud for Agility
    • Non-CIOs Demonstrate Differing Expectations
    • Bimodal May Be the Answer
    • Differences by Vertical Are Not What Might Be Expected
  • Regional Trend
    • Regional Adoption Varies
    • CIOs in Emerging Economies Favor Public Cloud IaaS
    • Mature Economies Prefer Private Cloud
    • Similar Trends Are Visible With SaaS

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