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Forecast: Public Cloud Services, Worldwide, 2014-2020, 1Q16 Update

Published: 01 April 2016

ID: G00302290

Analyst(s): Dean Blackmore , Chris Pang , Bhavish Sood, Jim Hare , Laurie Wurster , Morgan Yeates, Gregor Petri , Michael Dominy , Lai-ling Lam , Robert Anderson , Yanna Dharmasthira, JP Corriveau , Fabrizio Biscotti , Tom Eid, Sid Nag , Joanne M. Correia, TJ Singh , Hai Swinehart , Bianca Granetto , Gianluca Tramacere, Cathy Tornbohm , Alys Woodward , Chad Eschinger , Ruggero Contu , Nigel Montgomery


Gartner predicts a 16.0% growth in public cloud services in 2016 with a revenue of $204 billion in 2016. This growth will peak in 2017 to 17.5% and will plateau or slightly decrease through 2020 to a growth of 14.7%, although actual spend will continue to increase through 2020 with a 15.8% CAGR.

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