Gartner predicts that cloud computing services market will hit $68.4 billion by 2020

Global Cloud compute services market is expected to grow from $23.3 billion in 2016 to reach $68.4 billion in 2020 and 90 percent of organisations will adopt hybrid infrastructure management capabilities, market research firm Gartner predicted on Wednesday. Traditional data centre outsourcing (DCO) spending is expected to decline from $55.1 billion in 2016 to $45.2 billion in 2020.

"As the demand for agility and flexibility grows, organisations will shift toward more industrialised, less-tailored options," said D.D. Mishra, Research Director at Gartner, in a statement. Spending on co-location and hosting is also expected to increase from $53.9 billion in 2016 to $74.5 billion in 2020.

In addition, infrastructure utility services (IUS) will grow from $21.3 billion in 2016 to $37 billion in 2020 and storage as a service will increase from $1.7 billion in 2016 to $2.7 billion in 2020, the findings showed. In 2016, DCO and IUS together represented 49 percent of the $154 billion total data centre services market worldwide, consisting of DCO/IUS, hosting and Cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS).

This is expected to tilt further toward Cloud IaaS and hosting, and by 2020, DCO/IUS will be approximately 35 percent of the expected $228 billion worldwide data centre services market. "By 2019, 90 percent of native Cloud IaaS providers will be forced out of this market by the Amazon Web Services (AWS)-Microsoft duopoly," Gartner said.


Published Date: Apr 05, 2017 05:46 pm | Updated Date: Apr 05, 2017 05:46 pm