This IDC Market Analysis Perspective presents IDC’s view of the Australia cloud services market, with insights into cloud adoption and buyer needs, a competitive assessment of key players, and essential guidance for technology buyers and providers. The document also analyses how IT buyers are shifting their IT spend from traditional outsourcing to different cloud delivery models. It discusses the current maturity stages of Australian organisations and their desired cloud maturity. The document also contains a view of the performance of leading vendors in the public cloud segment across infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and software as a service (SaaS). In addition, it also outlines the forecast for public cloud services through 2019.
Further, the document uses survey results from IDC’s CloudView Survey 2016 to understand end-user trends in cloud adoption. It indicates that public cloud spending is expected to be essentially flat during the next two years as Australian organisations begin to transition their more complex and critical workloads to off-premise clouds. Most of the growth is thus expected to be from hosted private cloud adoption — both on demand and dedicated hosted private cloud, driven by the accelerating rate of substitution of traditional outsourcing for cloud-based services. As such, traditional outsourcing providers that do not have a strategy to offer cloud-based services are under constant pressure and will need to evolve their business models to include cloud delivery to sustain in a competitive market. Lastly, the document provides essential guidance for service providers to be successful in the market.
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