Gartner Research

Forecast Overview: Public Cloud Services, Worldwide, 2016 Update

Published: 17 February 2016

ID: G00298825

Analyst(s): Sid Nag , Ed Anderson


Cloud computing has reached mainstream acceptance as a model for enterprise IT services. IT spending shifts to public cloud services will produce strong growth through 2020 as organizations employ cloud services to replace or complement their traditional IT systems.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Market Description

  • Public Cloud Service Market Taxonomy
  • Public Cloud Service Market Characteristics
    • IT Capabilities Delivered as Shared Services
    • Shifting Capital Expenses to Operating Expenses
    • Cloud Services Complement in Hybrid Configurations
    • Replacement of Traditional Hardware, Software and Services
    • Public Cloud Services Are a Form of Outsourcing
  • Public Cloud Adoption Drivers and Inhibitors
    • IT Modernization
    • Cost
    • Innovation
    • Agility
    • Security and Privacy Concerns
    • Other Inhibitors

Foundational Assumptions

  • Demand Factors
    • IT Spending Plans
  • Supply Factors
    • Cloud Business Process Services (BPaaS)
    • Cloud Application Services (SaaS)
    • Cloud Application Infrastructure Services (PaaS)
    • Cloud System Infrastructure Services (IaaS)
    • Cloud Management and Security Services
    • Cloud Advertising
  • Traditional IT Market Segments
    • Software
    • Hardware
    • Services

Market Model or Methodology

  • Market Forecast Methodology
    • Public, Private and Hybrid Cloud
    • Hybrid IT
    • Cloud Service Brokerage
  • Currency Exchange Rates

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