Monday, March 30

Cloud services and infrastructures: $ 150 billion spent in the first half of 2019

Business spending in cloud infrastructure grew by 44% in the first half of 2019 compared to last year. Amazon, Microsoft and Google have captured most of this market.

Vendor and operator revenues in seven segments of the global cloud services and infrastructure market exceeded $ 150 billion in the first half of 2018. This is up 24 percent from the first half of 2018, according to Synergy Research. Group. The study carried out by the latter also shows that, in aggregate data, the billings resulting from subscriptions to cloud services exceed the expenditure devoted to supporting data center infrastructures.

Purchases of hardware and software for public, private and hybrid cloud infrastructures reached 55 billion euros in the first half of 2019. (credit: Synergy Research)

In the area of ​​cloud infrastructure services, IaaS and PaaS are the segments on which the half-year growth was the strongest in value (+ 44%). Most of the revenue they represent is captured by Amazon, Microsoft, and Google. For their part, sales of SaaS services grew by 27% and enriched primarily Microsoft, Salesforce and Adobe. UCaaS services also performed well (+ 23% revenue), this time benefiting Ring Central, Mitel, 8X8, IBM, Rackspace and NTT.

$ 55 billion of investments that bring in $ 90 billion to operators
At the same time, spending on cloud services focused on colocation and data center leasing increased by 17%. Those devoted to hardware and software purchases for public, private and hybrid cloud infrastructures appreciated by 10%. They represented $ 55 billion.

“Cloud-related markets are growing by between 10 and 40 percent. The growing dominance of hosted services in the IT landscape will lead to a doubling of investments in cloud technologies in less than four years, “said John Dinsdale, analyst at Synergy Research Group.