Google, AWS, Microsoft Tops in Government Cloud Deployments
The global government cloud market is expected to nearly double in size by 2022, reaching nearly $29 billion. That’s according to a new report by MarketsandMarkets, which predicts a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.4 percent. The market is $15.4 billion today. @Google, @AmazonWebServices ( #AWS ) and @Microsoft are listed among the major vendors in this market. Others include @ATT, @Verizon, @VMware, @Cisco, @HewlettPackardEnterprise ( #HPE ), #DellTechnologies and @CenturyLink. Market drivers include lower IT costs, availability of compliant services, minimized human dependence, protection of enterprise data against disasters, and the need for regulatory compliance. The cloud storage segment is estimated to be the largest this year and continue its dominance through 2022. Major drivers include reduced cost, increasing demand, instant access and mobility, and easy deployment. With more cloud adoption, the integration and migration services segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR over the next five years. The partner opportunity should be obvious, but the government vertical clearly is ripe for picking. North America is expected to have the largest market share and dominate the market with large-scale investments in cloud infrastructure implementation; however, Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest-growing region in the market.