IDC predicts CEE will spend US$386 million on public cloud services in 2015

Rebecca Gibson
Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson on 01 September 2015
IDC predicts CEE will spend US$386 million on public cloud services in 2015

Public cloud services are gradually becoming more popular in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and their total market value is expected to reach US$386 million (excluding Russia) in 2015, according to IDC.

IDC’s series of cloud market reports indicated that software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions will account for 69% of the market in 2015, due to advantages such as transparent costs, user experience, multi-platform access and enhanced collaboration benefits. The studies also showed that over the next five years, expenditures on infrastructure-as-a-services and platform-as-a-service will triple, while SaaS SaaS spending will double.

Current cloud adoption by workload varies, with collaboration, content and customer relationship management solutions leading the way. IDC expects future uptake to include traditional enterprise resource planning applications, particularly project and portfolio management and human resources management.

“The real power of public cloud stems from integration with other sources of technology delivery, be it traditional on premise or private cloud, as it augments options for application delivery,” said Vladimir Kroa, head of IDC's IT Business Services and Solutions programme in Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa region. “Users can opt to keep sensitive workloads on premise or in private cloud, while other, less sensitive applications can be migrated to public cloud. By all means, agile service providers of tomorrow will have to build cloud solutions into their portfolio, but they should not present the public cloud delivery model in isolation. On the contrary, a holistic approach to cloud must be able to answer clients’ needs for security, privacy, and integration.”

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