Gartner Predicts Public Cloud Revenue to Cross $208 Billion Mark by 2016

A huge annual growth of 17.2% is being predicted in terms of revenue in comparison with the public cloud revenue in 2015.

public-cloudGreatResponder.com The Gartner research firm has conducted an in depth research on the revenue of public cloud services across the globe. According to that research, the public cloud service revenue is going to cross the $208 billion mark by the end of this year. It will be a huge jump from $178 billion recorded in the year 2015. The average growth across the year in the public cloud revenue for 2016 will remain about 17.2% as compared to the previous year.

While elaborating about the reasons of this gigantic growth in the public cloud domain of business, the research giant informed that innovation, cost saving, enhanced security, fast public cloud adaptability and agility are a few major causes of this growth. Out of all these reasons, the modernization of the IT infrastructure is a key driver of this increase.

While talking about the status of the current public cloud computing market and its trends, the research director at Gartner Research Firm, Mr. Sid Nag said, “Growth of public cloud is supported by the fact that organizations are saving 14 percent of their budgets as an outcome of public cloud adoption, according to Gartner’s 2015 cloud adoption survey. However, the aspiration for using cloud services outpaces actual adoption. There’s no question there is a great appetite within organizations to use cloud services, but there are still challenges for organizations as they make the move to the cloud. Even with the high rate of predicted growth, a large number of organizations still have no current plans to use cloud services.”

It is very important to note that many other research organizations have not predicted such a huge growth in the revenue of the public cloud revenue. The security and privacy are still two major concerns among the companies that have either adopted the public cloud or planning to adopt it.

The vice president at Gartner Research Company, Mr. Ed Anderson said, More education is needed to help organizations overcome the hype associated with security concerns. This should be a key area of focus for providers in working with their clients to unlock the benefits of public cloud services.”

Many experts in the industry are also very optimistic about the substantial increase in the public cloud service revenue.

Microsoft Kick Starts Its New UK Data Center Regions for Business

The newly started data centers in the UK will accomplish Azure and Office 365 services to its clients with high level of security and additional features.

microsoftGreatResponder.com It was officially announced by the Microsoft on Wednesday this week that its UK based data centers have started running commercial services. These services include Azure cloud computing services and cloud based Office 365 services.

The company has also announced that it has already hooked ministry of defense MoD and the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust among their first customers in the country. Many other clients are also being provided with the high-quality cloud computing services based on these data centers.

It is very important to note that the company first announced the move in the month of November 2015 last year that it will expand the presence in the Netherlands and Ireland along with the addition of data centers in different cities of the UK. The main data center locations that were promised by the Microsoft corporation last year included Durham, London, and Cardiff. The date of the start of these centers was set tentatively by the end of this year (2016). By this announcement, the company successfully achieved the promised target in the UK region.

In an official blog post of Microsoft corporation, the vice president of the cloud and enterprise corporate, Mr. Takeshi Numoto said, “Today, we’ve taken a significant step forward to empower businesses to achieve more with the first complete cloud offering delivered from a global provider within the UK”.

It was also informed in the official blog that with this new launch, the total number of data center regions reaches 28 globally, which is among the highest regions within the competitor spectrum of Microsoft Corporation. Meanwhile, the company has also promised  6 more data centers in the country to strengthen its cloud computing operations.

While talking about the Azure services, the chief digital and information officer at the ministry of defense, UK Mr. Mike Stone said, “Microsoft’s secure and transparent cloud service in the UK fits perfectly with the MoD’s digital transformation agenda. This agreement, which is based on Microsoft’s world class reliability and performance, will allow us to deliver cost-effective, modern and flexible information capabilities. It will ensure we are better placed in our ever-changing, digital-first world.”

Many experts in the industry believe that Microsoft is pursuing its cloud computing business very aggressively to pose a strong competition for its competitors across the globe.

DataPipe Inc Acquires UK-Based Adapt Cloud Firm

This acquisition aims at the extending of high quality cloud computing services with world class customer support of DataPipe to the European clients.

DataPipe Cloud FirmGreatResponder.com  It was announced by DataPipe Inc through an official press release that it was going to acquire the UK based cloud computing firm Adapt. This announcement was made on Thursday through two press releases – one issued by Adapt cloud firm and the other issued by the DataPipe Inc. The DataPipe Inc is a cloud computing service provider company. The Adapt firm is also an Amazon AWS partner in the UK market.

This acquisition took place after the Brexit poles in June 2016. Many people were so skeptical about the cloud computing business in the UK after its separation from the European Union.  In the press release statement, the financial terms and conditions for this acquisition were not disclosed.

While terming the acquisition of Adapt as a ‘Non-disruptive additions’, the CEO of DataPipe Inc, Mr. Robb Allen in his official statement said, “Adapt and Datapipe both have cultures that focus on proactive, high touch customer service and a commitment to customer-specific solutions designed to meet clients’ individual business challenges. Our similar approach to guiding clients on their cloud journey makes the acquisition a natural fit for us and will increase our scale and service capabilities in the United Kingdom, and the broader European market.”

While talking about the merger of the Adapt Firm in the DataPipe, the CEO of the Adapt, Mr. Steward Smythe in his official statement said, “We are seeing emerging customer requirements for a tactical and strategic presence overseas, so it makes sense for us to advance the UK’s capability in a global market rather than create more bulky domestic organizations. UK-only consolidations in our space can get very messy and can be short-sighted. We have chosen a far more exciting path.”

It is very important to note that many experts in the domain of IT industry have been talking about the future of the cloud computing and data center business in the United Kingdom post Brexit vote. But, their skepticism is proving to be wrong at this moment. For instance, the AWS has recently confirmed that its plans for the UK based data centers will not change and they will be completed as per earlier schedule.

The healthy competitive environment of the UK will further improve in the domain of cloud business with this acquisition.