Adoption, budgets, deployment models, Big Data: an overview of the main cloud technology trends over the next few months. 

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Identified by IDC France as an “essential model” for IT resource access and a “major growth driver for the ICT market”, cloud computing is radically changing the landscape of companies’ IT organisation, the type of solutions offered by suppliers and professional patterns of use.  It is also facilitating digital adoption in the consumer sector. Still rising in Gartner’s Hype Cycle, growth in the cloud should reach its peak over the next 3 to 5 years, according to market indicators.

Adoption, infrastructure and services

  • 60% of organisations have improved IT efficiency with cloud computing.
  • Sales of integrated infrastructures and platforms jumped by 70% in Q3 2013 compared with the same period in 2012, boosted by high demand from data centre operators.
  • In terms of private cloud adoption, the UK is in the lead, just ahead of Germany and France.
  • A 35% CAGR is expected for cloud data centre traffic by 2017.
  • Dedicated big data cloud infrastructures are expected to grow by 49% by 2017.
  • In the global healthcare sector, the cloud market should grow 20% by 2017.
  • 15% of medical imaging in the US (some 600 million images recorded every year) is currently hosted in the cloud, and this should increase by 50% by 2015.
  • Cloud adoption in the retail sector should triple by 2015.

Cloud computing and company IT budgets

  • In Europe in 2013, the cloud accounted for an average of 23% of IT spends, and is set to rise to 27% by 2016.
  • By 2016, the cloud will account for 12% of French companies’ IT budget, compared with 3% in 2011.
  • Over 80% of US companies say they have cut spending thanks to cloud computing.
  • The US government spends around $2 billion a year on cloud services.

Revenue from the cloud market

  • $180 billion: this is how much the global public cloud service market for businesses should be worth in 2015, compared with $131 billion in 2013.
  • In 2013, revenue from cloud computing in France reached €2 billion.
  • The cloud storage market should be worth over $46 billion by 2018, with a CAGR of 40%.
  • $32.4 billion: the estimated worth of the Big Data market in 2017.

(Sources: Zdnet,  SiliconAngle, InformationWeek/Gartner, NSK inc, Blog Ciscoemedia, Accenture, ResearchandMarkets, NewsInternational/MarketsandMarkets) .

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