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Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 7, 2017

Gartner Says Public Cloud Services in the Middle East and North Africa Region Forecast to Reach $1.2 Billion in 2017

The public cloud services market in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is projected to grow 22.2 percent in 2017 to total $1.2billion, up from $956 million in 2016, according to Gartner, Inc.

The highest growth for the cloud services market in MENA comes from platform as a service (PaaS) at 28.8 percent growth and software as a service (SaaS) at 28.5 percent growth (see Table 1).

"The growth in PaaS and SaaS are indicators that migration of application and workloads from on premises data centers to the cloud, as well as development of cloud ready and cloud native applications, are fueling growth in the cloud space," said Sid Nagresearch director at Gartner. "Software vendors will continue to shift investments from on-premises license-based software to cloud-based offerings."

Table 1. MENA Public Cloud Services Forecast (Millions of U.S. Dollars)

 

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Cloud Business Process Services (BPaaS)

256

274

294

313

327

Cloud Application Services (SaaS)

239

307

393

496

620

Cloud Application Infrastructure Services (PaaS)

103

132

164

201

244

Cloud System Infrastructure Services (IaaS)

112

132

158

191

231

Cloud Management and Security Services

104

130

160

193

226

Cloud Advertising

143

193

226

268

319

Total

956

1,169

1,395

1,662

1,968

Source: Gartner (January 2017)

More detailed analysis is available for Gartner clients in the report "Public Cloud Services, Worldwide, 2014-2020, 4Q16 Update".

Gartner analysts will examine key industry trends during Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2017 in Dubai, 28 February – 2 March. For further information about the event in Dubai, please visit https://www.gartner.com/en/conferences/emea/symposium-uae. Members of the media can register for the event by contacting Sony Shetty at sony.shetty@gartner.com.

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