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China Summary Translation: 'Market Guide for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, China'

Published: 20 June 2017

ID: G00328169

Analyst(s): Evan Zeng


Despite years of growth in many western markets, cloud services have only just begun to gain in popularity in China. This research provides guidance to infrastructure and operations leaders covering cloud IaaS adoption strategy for China and profiles key providers in the region.

Table Of Contents



Market Guide for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, China

  • Key Findings
  • Recommendations

Market Definition

Market Direction

  • The China Cloud Shift Rate Will Increase to 12.2% in 2020
  • Chinese Government and Industry Regulators Push for Cloud Adoption and Favor Industry Clouds
  • Providers Are Continuously Optimizing Their Cloud IaaS Offerings for Consumer Workloads
  • Local Cloud IaaS Platforms Are Still Maturing to Accommodate Enterprise-Focused Workloads, but They Are Making Sizable Investment to Improve This
  • Inconsistent Cloud Service Offerings and Operating Maturity Between Foreign Players' Direct-Operated and China-Partner-Operated Cloud Service Platforms Will Last for Years
  • Local Cloud Service Providers Have Sights Set on Expanding Their Global Presence

Market Analysis

  • I&O Leaders Should Request a Subscription-Based Pricing Model for Providers' Outsourced Private Cloud Offerings
  • I&O leaders Should Develop a Multiprovider Cloud IaaS Strategy for China
  • Security Worries About the Cloud Are Increasing in China; I&O Leaders Should Remain Cautious and Develop a Governance Framework Before Moving Sensitive Data and Critical Workloads to the Cloud
  • I&O Leaders Should Leverage Industry Cloud's Regulatory Compliance, Securer Infrastructure in China for Critical Enterprise Workloads and Business Transformation
  • To Support Business Growth in China, Foreign Enterprises Adopting Major Western Players' Cloud IaaS Services Should Evaluate Their Western Suppliers' Chinese Offerings

Representative Vendors

  • Alibaba Cloud
  • Amazon Web Services
  • CIB Financial Services
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Qiniu
  • QingCloud
  • Tencent Cloud
  • UCloud

Market Recommendations

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