Public Cloud Infrastructure Sales ‘Up 25.5%’
Cloud services appear to be of increasing interest to IT managers and businesses, with new research revealing that the market as a whole expanded by 25.1 per cent over the first three months of 2015 and the public cloud expanded by 25.5 per cent.
Figures from IDC Research show that cloud computing expenditure accounted for some one-third of all IT budgets over the quarter, CloudPro reports.
The analyst firm is now predicting that public IT cloud services will exceed $127 billion by 2018, with Kuba Stolarski – IDC research manager for server, virtualisation and workload research – saying: “Both private and public cloud infrastructures have been growing at a similar pace, suggesting that customers are open to a broad array of hybrid deployment scenarios as they modernise their IT for the third platform.”
Put simply, a public cloud is one that is based on the standard model for cloud computing, where a service provider makes certain resources – such as storage and applications – available to businesses and the general public via the web.
The main benefits of making the move to the public cloud include scalability, flexibility and easy and cost-effective set-up since hardware and bandwidth costs are covered by your service provider. In addition, you will find that no resources are wasted because you just pay for what you use.
You’ll also find that moving to the cloud can offer your company greater protection against physical disasters or equipment failures. If you’re weighing up the pros and cons of cloud computing, make sure you get in touch with a professional service provider so you can discuss your needs.