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The Main Trends For 2017-2020 – Part 1


The 9th Edition of Cloud Computing World Expo and Solutions Datacenter Management 2018 Trade Shows to be held on March 21 and 22, 2018 at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles will provide a concrete answer to companies wishing to upgrade their data center, adopt and deploy the cloud, but also to those who plan to develop and / or offer their rental services directly in the cloud. This 9th edition will also witness the evolution of the Cloud and Datacenter markets. The research firm Markets reveals the main trends of these markets by 2017-2020.

Revenues from infrastructure equipment for the cloud

According to IDC, revenue from infrastructure equipment for the cloud (servers, storage systems, Ethernet switches) grew by 25.8% in the second quarter of 2017 (compared to the previous year) to reach $ 12.3 billion.

Revenue from infrastructure sales for the public cloud increased 34.1 percent from last year to $ 8.7 billion. Those from equipment sales for the private cloud, by contrast, did not exceed $ 3.7 billion, an increase of 9.9%. I

In the end, revenues from sales of cloud infrastructure equipment have almost tripled over the last 4 years. Sales of conventional infrastructure equipment, they are down 3.8%.

According to an excerpt from the IDC France study “The Cloud in France”, July 2017 “65% of companies plan to improve their cloud maturity within 2 years.

A market call to progress strongly

Market estimates, in the 11th edition of its Barometer Cloud Computing * Providers, that this market has exceeded 6 billion euros at the end of 2016. It should grow by + 19% by the end of 2018 to exceed 9 billion euros. euros. The Markets barometer provides market statistics for the period 2008 to 2017, annual projections for 2020 and a breakdown of the cloud software and services market by major type of services: managed services, integration, consulting, etc.

Providers of cloud computing solutions are confident in the evolution of their market in France. When polled in June 2017, all the indicators associated with their market are green. They are respectively 55% and 47% to estimate that their backlog and the number of business customers for this activity will be up sharply for the next 6 months.

Similarly, 83% think that the average value of contracts per customer will increase, probably because of the complexity of projects and their more strategic perimeters.

SaaS projects continue to boost activity, with 63% of surveyed service providers rating their clients ‘and prospects’ demand for growth as high or very high compared to 2016. In the case of IaaS and PaaS, The evolution of demand in the public cloud appears slightly higher than that in a dedicated private cloud (hosting in the data centers of a service provider but dedicated to the customer). The complete edition of the barometer provides details by company size and type of administration, central and local.

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