Gartner Research

Market Definitions and Methodology: Public Cloud Services

Published: 01 September 2017

ID: G00337897

Analyst(s): Hai Swinehart , Chad Eschinger , Sid Nag , Fabrizio Biscotti , David Ackerman , Colleen Graham , Fred Ng


Gartner produces a quarterly forecast and is initiating an annual market share report for the public cloud service market. This report outlines the market segmentation, forecast and market share methodology used to produce this research.

Table Of Contents


Notable Changes


  • Forecast Methodology Overview
  • Forecast Methodology
    • Forecast Assumptions
    • Vendor Revenue Versus End-User Spending
  • Market Share and Market Sizing Methodology
    • How Revenue Is Calculated for Each Vendor
    • How Market Share and Market Size Are Determined
  • Exclusions


  • Compound Annual Growth Rates
  • Currency Exchange Rates

High-Level Definitions and Segmentation

  • Cloud Service Market Segmentation
    • Excluded Cloud Market Segments
  • Geographic Segmentation
  • Cloud Service Detailed Definitions
    • Cloud Advertising
    • Cloud Business Process Services
    • Cloud Application Services
    • Cloud Application Infrastructure Services
    • Cloud System Infrastructure Services
    • Cloud Management and Security Services

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