Gartner Research

Forecast Analysis: Public Cloud Services, Worldwide, 4Q15 Update

Published: 19 January 2016

ID: G00296219

Analyst(s): Joanne M. Correia, Sid Nag , Ed Anderson


Gartner predicts a 16.5% growth in public cloud services in 2016. This growth will peak in 2017 to 17.3% and will plateau or slightly decrease through 2019 to a growth of 14.6%, although the actual spending on cloud services will continue to increase through 2019.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Forecast Data

Market Impact

  • What Cloud Service Providers Must Know
  • IT Spending on Public Cloud Services Continues to Grow
  • Public Cloud Spending Trends
  • Public Cloud Services by Segment With Impacts
    • Cloud Business Process Services (Business Process as a Service)
    • Cloud Application Services (Software as a Service)
    • SaaS Trend Demonstrates a Functionality Migration Versus Application Migration
    • Cloud System Infrastructure Services (Infrastructure as a Service)
  • Public Cloud Services by Region


  • Macroeconomic Factors
  • Buyers

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