IDC’s 2011 Predictions for the Cloud
Frank Gens, Senior Vice President & Chief Analyst for IDC, shares insights from his firm’s predictions for 2011 and beyond in the areas of cloud computing, Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), public and private cloud services.
Here are a few of the many take-aways in this 5 minute video:
- Public cloud services adoption will grow at over five times the rate of the IT industry to $29B in 2011, up 30% from 2010 reaching $55B by 2014. E-mail and collaboration will be the foundation, and entirely new application segments will drive incremental growth.
- Private cloud services will grow to $13B in 2011, growing much faster than public cloud. IDC predicts that Salesforce.com and Google will partner with infrastructure providers to create private cloud appliances of their public cloud offerings.
- 15% of industry revenue and 30% of industry growth will be from public and private cloud services in 2011.
- Cloud management systems and solutions will embrace public and private clouds and will see Accenture, Cisco, CA, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and others enter this market with enterprise-ready solutions in the next year.
- On-premise applications will go through a transformation of supporting private cloud integration, providing enterprise accounts with the option of migrating to the cloud if they choose to.
- The term “cloud computing” as a buzzword will be gone by 2012, as these technologies are expected to become ubiquitous.