Public cloud to see massive growth in 2016

Tuesday 26 January 2016


Research has suggested that the public cloud sector will see huge growth in 2016 as more and more companies want Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).

It is thought that the public cloud market could reach $204 billion. In 2015, the research suggested that it would reach $175 billion, but this forecast has been increased by 16.5%. It is believed that IaaS will fuel the growth, with IaaS on its own reaching $22.4 billion – a growth of 38.4%. This latest research from Gartner is in line with other research in the field.

Other sectors that are set to see huge growth include cloud advertising, a market that could reach $90.3 billion this year, which represents a growth of more than 13%. The research director at Gartner, Sid Nag, has said that this growth is set to continue throughout 2017.

The growth indicates that businesses are moving away from standard legacy IT services and are taking the plunge with cloud computing services. The increased use of IaaS has been attributed to businesses leaving datacentre build-outs. Gartner is advising new providers entering the public cloud sector to focus on creating something different than is already offered by the main providers.

IaaS is not the only cloud sector that will see growth this year, with predictions stating that the SaaS sector is going to increase too. Forecasts suggest that in 2016 it will reach $37.7 billion, an increase of 20%. Estimates put the value of the public cloud sector in 2015 at $110 billion.

Return to blog page

Put Your Servers In Safe Hands With Our Supreme Cloud Hosting

View our services to see which of our hosting options best suits your needs.

ISO 27001 Certified

Compliant to ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 27001:2013, CWCS is independently audited for your assurance that you will receive the highest level of quality, and will ensure your information secure, intact, and only available to those authorised to access it.

G-Cloud Supplier

The UK Government G-Cloud is an initiative targeted at easing procurement by public-sector bodies in departments of the UK Government of commodity information technology services using cloud computing.

Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials certifiication demonstrates our commitment to cyber security. Government and industry have worked together to produce a set of standards which helps organisations safeguard against the most common cyber threats.

Call us on 0800 1 777 000 or email us at