India’s public cloud service market to grow 38% to $2.5 bn: Gartner

The India public cloud services revenue is estimated to grow 37.5 percent to $2.5 billion in 2018 and reach $3.2 billion in 2019 from $1.8 billion in 2017, according to Gartner.

Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) in India is forecast to grow at 46 percent to $1 billion — driven by organizations refraining from pursuing data center build-outs and consolidation among data center vendors.

Major Cloud vendors in India include Microsoft, Alibaba, Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS), among others.
Public cloud services India“While IaaS enables efficiencies and cost benefits, organizations need to be cautious about IaaS providers potentially gaining unchecked influence over customers and the market,” said Sid Nag, research director at Gartner.

Indian organizations are demanding a simpler way to move workloads, applications and data, across cloud providers’ IaaS offerings without penalties.

Software as a service (SaaS) will grow at 34 percent to $932 million in 2018. SaaS users are increasingly demanding more purpose-built offerings engineered to deliver specific business outcomes.

Database PaaS (dbPaaS) segment will grow at 50 percent to $32 million in 2018 and reach $113 million by 2022. This presents a great opportunity for hyperscale cloud providers to include dbPaaS in their service offerings to grow their user numbers.

Gartner said the rapid growth of dbPaaS is indicative of organizations in India moving away from traditional on-premises, license-based database consumption models to cloud-based “as a service” models, which are generally more price-competitive.