Gartner Research

Forecast Analysis: Public Cloud Services, Worldwide, 1Q15 Update

Published: 17 June 2015

ID: G00277763

Analyst(s): Sid Nag , Laurie Wurster , Morgan Yeates, Hai Swinehart , Tom Eid, TJ Singh , Chad Eschinger , Yanna Dharmasthira, Bhavish Sood, Jim Hare , Ed Anderson


Gartner's forecast for public cloud services provides forecast statistics for the years 2013 through 2019. We forecast IT spending on cloud services to grow 15.7% in 2015 to $176 billion. From 2014 through 2019, we forecast a CAGR of 15.7%, driving IT spending in 2019 to reach $316 billion.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Forecast Data

Market Impact

  • IT Spending Shifts
  • 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
  • Public Cloud Services by Region
  • Public Cloud Services by Country


  • Macroeconomic Factors
  • Buyers
  • Technology
  • Other Factors

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