Public clouds gain pace


16 January 2015
Cloud services

According to information technology research and advisory company Gartner, the public cloud services market in the mature Asia Pacific and Japan region is on pace to grow 14.2 per cent in 2015 to total US$7.4 billion, up from US$6.5 billion in 2014.

Cloud management and security services, the fastest growth segment of the cloud services market in mature APJ region, is expected to grow 29.9 per cent in 2015 to US$264.5 million, says Gartner.

Gartner categorises Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore and South Korea as the mature Asia/Pacific market. The analyst firm predicts that in 2018, total public cloud services spending in the mature APJ region will rise to US$11.5 billion.

Many countries in the mature Asia/Pacific Japan region have solid reliable telecommunications infrastructure and relatively advanced technology usage profiles, says Ed Anderson, research vice president at Gartner. “Despite challenges in the global economy, we expect consistent and stable growth to continue through to 2018.”

According to Gartner, by 2018, business process as a service (BPaaS) cloud services will make up 9.2 per cent of the overall public cloud services market in APJ, platform as a service (PaaS) will represent 3 per cent of the market, SaaS will be at 21.5 per cent, cloud management/security services at 4 per cent, infrastructure as a service (IaaS) will be at 9.8 per cent, and the remaining 52.5 per cent will come from cloud advertising.

Cloud management and storage and SaaS, the report says, will be among the faster growing public cloud services during through 2018 as more enterprise and government users jump onto cloud services.

Increased intra-region integration in APJ across services and industries, Gartner says, will drive public cloud usage as countries in this region break down borders through trade bloc agreements such as the ASEAN Economic Integration 2015 and the Trans Pacific Partnerships, which will drive more mobility, big data sharing and analytics and public cloud infrastructure and applications to support these initiatives.