Growing Popularity of Self-Service Cloud Portals Drives the Global Cloud Automation Market, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

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GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Cloud Automation markets. Global market for Cloud Automation is projected to reach US$48 billion by 2018, driven by the growing deployment of private and hybrid clouds, spiraling growth of public cloud services, and growing popularity of cloud service portals with self-service features.

Cloud Automation: A Global Strategic Business Report

Follow us on LinkedIn – Automated self-service is a ballooning trend across all service industries and currently warming up to the concept is the cloud computing services market. Service automation by eliminating human intervention offers a host of advantages ranging from empowering consumers, improving efficiency and quality of service, reducing costs, enhancing convenience and transparency to faster execution of customer demands and greater customer satisfaction and superior user experience. Automation in the public cloud revolves around creating a self-service portal for consumers of cloud based IT services. Key benefits of cloud automation driving adoption among cloud service providers and encouraging migration to a fully automated self-service environment include the ability to maximize cloud ROI, streamline workflow and tap into cloud based economics by optimum control of cloud resources. Spiraling growth of cloud services is therefore expected to drive demand for automation of public clouds. Public cloud services are already emerging into a critical business model crucial for survival of enterprises in the 21st century with almost every organization leveraging enterprise IT-as-a-service. Sovereign cloud computing trends currently reigning high include SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, and BPaaS, among others. Against a backdrop of the increasing popularity of XaaS, the pressure on cloud service providers to competitively deliver on the cloud promise is increasing, thus driving adoption of cloud automation.

In addition to widespread adoption among public cloud service providers to enable automated provisioning, also known as self-service, cloud automation is also being increasingly adopted by enterprises to automate private cloud infrastructure to reap true benefits from the cloud concept. “On-Demand Capacity” represents the backbone of the cloud concept, which can be realized only through automation. Easy deployment of virtual machines and rapid provisioning of computing power is a key revenue driving feature of cloud computing. However, over 80% of organizations fail to leverage the benefit since the manual intervention required for provisioning and deployment of virtual servers presents a major obstacle in terms of time and efficiency. Cloud automation in this regard enables automatic configuration and provisioning. Cloud automation therefore remains the key to milk cost saving benefits from virtualized IT environments. Cloud automation also provides a central platform for cloud management wherein all aspects of cloud management ranging from resource configuration, consumption, to billing can be accessed from a single, sign-on interface. Automation of private clouds, in short, help enterprises better align their cloud computing infrastructure with business objectives.

The market is also expected to be driven by the growing focus on self-diagnosis, self-healing, resilient cloud architectures that minimize downtime and losses for both the clients and the service provider. As the concept of cloud computing inches closer to the epitomized goal of realizing the benefits of massive scale service sharing over the internet, the pressure is on for developing robust, scalable, and high-performance infrastructure capable of self-diagnosis and self-healing. The four primary benefits offered by automation include self-configuration, self-healing, self-optimizing, self-protection, and optimized availability, maintainability, and reliability of the system. Clouds, which are defined as large complex pools of volatile virtualized resources, require automation to continuously adapt to commissioning and de-commissioning of resources. Automatic resizing of virtualized resources is therefore a critical ability. Automation, in this regard, can help servers self-heal themselves at runtime in sync with dynamic changes in the operational environment. In addition, the growing popularity of multi-tenancy, as against single tenant cloud architectures, is driving demand for automation primarily because the principle of shared resources rests upon abstraction, API, automation and orchestration.

As stated by the new market research report on Cloud Automation, the United States represents the largest market worldwide. Asia-Pacific is forecast to emerge as the fastest growing market with a projected CAGR of 18.5% over the analysis period.

Key players covered in the report include CA Technologies Inc., Cisco Systems Inc., CloudVelocity, Dell Inc., EMC Corporation, Flexiant Limited, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), Parallels, Hewlett-Packard Development Company L.P., Microsoft Corporation, Skydera Inc., Skytap Inc., and VMware Inc., among others.

The research report titled “Cloud Automation: A Global Strategic Business Report”, announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market trends, issues, drivers, mergers, acquisitions and other strategic industry activities. The report provides market estimates and projections for all major geographic markets including the United States, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (Australia, China, India, South Korea, and Rest of Asia-Pacific), Latin America (Brazil & Rest of Latin-America) and Rest of World.

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About Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
Global Industry Analysts, Inc., (GIA) is a leading publisher of off-the-shelf market research. Founded in 1987, the company currently employs over 800 people worldwide. Annually, GIA publishes more than 1300 full-scale research reports and analyzes 40,000+ market and technology trends while monitoring more than 126,000 Companies worldwide. Serving over 9500 clients in 27 countries, GIA is recognized today, as one of the world's largest and reputed market research firms.

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