According to IDC, spending on public cloud computing alone will likely increase 24.4 percent in 2017 to reach $122.5 billion. And the same firm forecasts that spending on private cloud infrastructure will grow 16.6 percent this year.
For the fourth quarter of 2016, the survey found that the average organization uses 1, 427 different cloud services,
Cloud Adoption Is Growing But Forecasts Differ on How Much
Feb 22, 2017
Overall demand for cloud computing in all its forms will grow 18% this year to $246.8 billion in total worldwide revenue from $209.2 billion, according to a new forecast from market research firm Gartner.
The subset of services called public cloud infrastructure is expected to grow at 36.8% this year to $34.6 billion in revenue worldwide.
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), should grow about 20% to $46.3 billion.
IDC estimated that overall cloud services will grow 24.4% year over year to $122.5 billion with SaaS accounting for 60% of total.
Leaders and laggards in enterprise cloud infrastructure adoption
By Nagendra Bommadevara, James Kaplan, and Irina Starikova
To address those frustrations, between 2014 and 2016 we surveyed senior business and technology leaders in more than 50 large organizations (Most of them in Fortune 100 in Europe and North America to find out about their adoption of cloud and next-generation infrastructure.1
Despite their high-priority, highly visible, multiyear efforts to implement cloud programs, half of the participants in our survey say they have moved no more than 5 percent of their x86 processing workloads to cloud environments (private or public).