Increased Cloud over LAN Down Under Friday 05 February 2016 @ 11:51
Australia is abandoning traditional on-premises software for public cloud-based services at a faster rate than the rest of the world, according to industry analyst Gartner. The new data predicts Australian public cloud services will grow 17.5%, from $4.74 billion to $5.57 billion by the end of 2016. The worldwide cloud market is increasing slightly slower at 16.5%.
The research indicates that Australian enterprises in particular are looking to move their datacentres online, thereby cutting IT costs. Gartner expects public cloud service growth to continue well into next year.
“The market for public cloud services is continuing to demonstrate high rates of growth across all markets, and Gartner expects this to continue through 2017,” said research director Sid Nag.
The highest growth in cloud technology will come from cloud system infrastructure services with an estimated expansion rate of 38.5%.
The Infrastructure market is booming as enterprises transition from in-house datacentres to cloud-based servers.
"This strong growth continues to reflect a shift away from legacy IT services to cloud-based services, due to increased trend of organisations pursuing a digital business strategy," Nag said.
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