The public cloud services market in the mature Asia/Pacific and Japan (APJ) region will reach US$7.4 billion in 2014, up 14.2 percent (or US$6.5 billion) in 2014. Gartner says cloud management and security services are the most popular services predicted to grow to 29.9 percent (US$264.5 million) in 2015.
Gartner says common across the mature markets in the APJ region are solid reliable telecommunications infrastructure and relatively advanced technology usage profiles.
By 2018, business process as a service (BPaaS) cloud services will make up 9.2 percent of the overall public cloud services market in APJ, platform as a service (PaaS) will represent 3 percent of the market, SaaS will be at 21.5 percent, cloud management/security services at 4 percent, infrastructure as a service (IaaS) will be at 9.8 percent, and the remaining 52.5 percent will come from cloud advertising.
Cloud management and storage and SaaS will be among the faster growing public cloud services during through 2018 as more enterprise and government users jump onto cloud services.
“Increased intra-region integration in APJ across services and industries will drive public cloud usage as countries in this region break down borders through trade bloc agreements such as the ASEAN Economic Integration 2015 and the Trans Pacific Partnerships, which will drive more mobility, big data sharing and analytics and public cloud infrastructure and applications to support these initiatives,” said Fred Ng, senior research analyst at Gartner.