2017 Cloud Computing Benefits, Statistics & Facts
The cloud has gained serious momentum in the past few years, and 2017's stats bring to light just how much of an impact cloud technology is having on businesses of all sizes.
By 2020, a corporate "no-cloud" policy will be as rare as a "no-internet" policy is today, predicts Gartner.
Concerns about cloud security fell to 25% vs. 29% last year (RightScale)
The top 3 cloud benefits experienced by IT professionals include: faster access to infrastructure, greater scalability, and higher availability. (RightScale)
The U.S. will represent the largest market for public cloud services, generating more than 60% of total worldwide revenues, forecast IDC.
Companies now run 79% of workloads in cloud. (RightScale)
Microsoft’s public cloud platform, Azure, experienced 93% growth the first quarter of 2017. (CNBC)
Microsoft’s cloud is growing twice as fast as Amazon’s. (CNBC)
The worldwide public cloud services market is projected to grow 18% in 2017 to total $246.8 billion, up from $209.2 billion in 2016, according to Gartner.
Companies that adopted cloud services experienced: 20.66% average improvement in time to market, 18.80% average increase in process efficiency, and 15.07% reduction in IT spending. Together, these benefits led to a 19.63% increase in company growth. (SkyHighNetworks)
The highest public cloud growth will be in infrastructure as a service (IaaS) – projected to grow 36.8% in 2017, according to Gartner.
Gartner also predicts that through 2020, cloud adoption strategies will influence more than 50 percent of IT outsourcing deals.
85 percent of enterprises have a multi-cloud strategy, up from 82% in 2016. (RightScale)
By 2020, Gartner anticipates that more than $1 trillion in IT spending will be directly or indirectly affected by the shift to the cloud.
74% of Tech CFOs say cloud computing will have the most measurable impact on their business in 2017. (Forbes)