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Cloud computing services are already part of the reality of most small and medium-sized companies. Whether it's a public or private cloud service, organizations are increasingly adhering to this tool. Meanwhile, large companies that are already well adapted to the use of cloud computing starting to think about developing a private cloud in their future. The opportunity to transform the way the company and employees work for the better and, thus, boost business are part of the reasons that make companies adopt the cloud.
Cloud computing allows services to be deployed only when they are needed . Consequently, this possibility guarantees cost reduction by paying only for the services that are effectively used. Flexibility positive point of cloud computing, as cloud models are designed to work together with the purpose of adapting to different business models.
It is also observed that market trends for the coming years indicate that all companies will have to adopt a cloud services plan, demonstrating that they are agile and focused on the future.
According to a recent study carried out by the International Data Corporation (IDC) , in 2013, the public cloud services market worldwide reached US$ 45,700 million and the sector's growth forecast will be 23% until 2018 . Among the services that make up the public cloud analyzed by IDC are: Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). Of these, the SaaS market accounted for 72% of the total public cloud services market and is expected to grow at an average annual rate of 20%. This service is dominated by Enterprise Applications , such as enterprise resource management (ERM) and customer relationship management (CRM), followed by collaborative applications.
The other large share of the SaaS market including security, systems management and cloud services in storage management accounted for 21% of the SaaS market in 2013. market in 2013, but the prospect of growth is 27%. PaaS is comprised of a wide range of strategic cloud app development, deployment and management services. In 2013 and early 2014, enterprise spending on PaaS was largely driven by process automation and integration solutions, data management solutions, and Application Server Middleware .
Investments in services corresponding to Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) – consisting of two main segments: servers and basic storage – amounted to US$ 3.6 billion in 2013 and is projected to grow by 31% until 2018.
The IDC study also investigated the volume of resources invested in cloud computing by companies around the world. The result found showed that the United States holds almost 68% of the market. Western Europe holds 19% and the other six regions surveyed by IDC each hold less than 5% of the market. However, IDC predicts that by 2018, the US share will drop to 59%, while Western Europe will grow to 23%. Emerging regions should also grow above the world average. As a result, specialists say that a crucial moment is being experienced in the battle for leadership and innovation in the cloud.
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This content was produced by SkyOne's team of cloud and digital transformation experts.
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