Growing Enterprise Adoption of Cloud Based Approaches to IT Spurs Demand for Cloud Infrastructure Services, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

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GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Cloud Infrastructure Services markets. Global market for Cloud Infrastructure Services is projected to reach US$63.5 billion by 2018, driven by widespread adoption of cloud computing by enterprises worldwide against a backdrop of increased pressure to reduce IT costs.

Cloud Infrastructure Services: A Global Strategic Business Report

Follow us on LinkedIn – Growing realization of the fact that optimum leveraging of cloud computing requires adoption of multiple approaches to cloud is resulting in healthy demand for cloud infrastructure services ranging from public, private to hybrid cloud infrastructure services. Public cloud infrastructure service, also known as Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), is emerging into a critical business model crucial to survival of enterprises in the 21st century. IaaS provides the prefect platform to cost-effectively optimize enterprise work processes by allowing essential IT resources such as storage, processing power, security and network bandwidth to be hired and/or rented as a service over the internet. In addition to benefits such as flexibility, scalability, low costs, reduced investments and increased security, improvements in SLAs are playing instrumental roles in driving adoption by improving customer satisfaction. Currently, over 90% of enterprises express satisfaction with the ability of IaaS to deliver expected benefits and meet business goals.

SMBs represent an important and lucrative customer base for IaaS largely because these companies lack the financial strength to invest in infrastructure in-house. Also, the general escalation in costs and inflationary tendencies in most economies worldwide is making it prohibitively expensive for SMBs to invest in dedicated IT infrastructure/equipment. In addition, for mid-sized and large businesses, fluctuations in the use of computing resources make maintenance of in-house compute infrastructure expensive and inefficient by amplifying the problem of underutilization of resources. As a cheap and effective alternate solution, the pay-as-you-go Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) makes strong business and economic sense for both SMBs and large companies alike.

The growing need to complement and supplement public cloud services (IaaS) with components of private cloud is resulting in increased deployment of multiple clouds, also known as hybrid clouds. The ability to import VMware Virtual Machines is additionally benefiting hybrid cloud deployments by enabling hybrid cloud mobility. Other factors driving the adoption of hybrid clouds include better security, more control over data, processes and infrastructure, dual benefits of both public and private clouds, cost-effective solution for managing temporary increases in computing needs, and high degree of scalability. Against this backdrop, strong demand is expected for hybrid cloud infrastructure services including hybrid cloud hosting services and solutions that enable switching, migrating and splitting workloads between pubic IaaS clouds and private clouds.

While public cloud deployments deliver tangible cost benefits, the service delivery model continues to suffer from privacy, security as well as flexibility & responsiveness issues, despite efforts undertaken by vendors to overcome the challenges. For instance, over 60% to 70% of enterprises continue to be wary of these issues and thus prefer to deploy private clouds for greater control and peace of mind. Interest in private clouds is therefore spiraling and is poised to benefit the market for private cloud infrastructure services. Private clouds are typically deployed within the company’s own data centers. The need to effectively deploy existing equipment and network resources to squeeze the maximum mileage out of the capital invested will accelerate the adoption of private clouds.

As stated by the new market research report on Cloud Infrastructure Services, the United States represents the largest market worldwide. Asia-Pacific is forecast to emerge as the fastest growing market with a projected CAGR of 36.1% over the analysis period.

Major players covered in the report include Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), AT&T Inc., Atos S.E., Bluelock, CGI Group Inc., Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), Datapipe Inc., Fujitsu Limited, GoGrid, Google, Inc., Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P., iland Internet Solutions, Interoute Communications Ltd., Joyent Inc., Layered Technologies Inc., Macquarie Telecom Group Limited, NTT DATA Corporation, Rackspace Hosting Inc., and Verizon Terremark.

The research report titled “Cloud Infrastructure Services: 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 in US$ 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. The global market is analyzed by market sectors such as Public Cloud Infrastructure Services/Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) (Compute as a Service, Others), Private Cloud Infrastructure Services, and Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure Services.

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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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