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Market Monitor: Cloud Computing

Market Monitor: Cloud Computing is a quantitative research service that tracks and forecasts the rapidly evolving marketplace for cloud computing products delivered ‘as a service.’ Market Monitor provides a five-year forecast of market size and growth as well as vendor market-share details for this segment. The service tracks revenue generated by cloud service providers and technology vendors via cloud platforms: infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure software as a service (online backup, cloud ar­chiving and IT management-as-a-service).  The Market Monitor analyst team uses a bottom-up approach to track and project revenue for more than 250 vendors operating in 13 segments of the marketplace.

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Recent Overviews- Cloud Computing

The Cloud as-a-Service Data File contains the most recently updated data set for the Market Monitor cloud computing program, which covers the rapidly evolving cloud 'as a service' marketplace. The data provides current market size and five-year growth rates for the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and software-as-a-service (SaaS) segments, leaderboard rankings for the top vendors, and a list of all vendors by category and the revenue 'cluster' in which they fall.


This report examines the revenue generated by cloud service providers and technology vendors via cloud platforms – infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) – as well as IT management as a service (ITMaaS), online backup/recovery and cloud archiving.


This is the fourth overview report in the Market Monitor: Cloud Computing service. It examines the revenue generated by cloud service providers and technology vendors via cloud platforms – infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) – as well as software delivered as a service that is used to manage IT environments via the cloud – IT management as a service (ITMaaS) – and online backup and cloud archiving. This report provides updated estimates and five-year growth forecasts for the cloud computing market, and includes vendor statistics and a breakdown of revenue by geographic region and vertical market. Our analysis is based on results from a bottom-up market-sizing analysis that incorporates revenue estimates and forecasts for 260+ competing cloud computing vendors.


This is the third overview report in the Market Monitor: Cloud Computing service. It examines the revenue generated by the cloud service providers and technology vendors via cloud platforms – PaaS and IaaS – as well as software delivered As a Service that is used to manage IT environments via the cloud, or IT management as a service (ITMaaS). In addition, we offer top-line estimates for the remainder of the SaaS market in order to provide forecasts of the cloud market that accommodate different cloud market definitions.


This is the second overview report in The 451 Group’s Market Monitor: Cloud Computing service. It examines the revenue generated by cloud service providers and technology vendors via cloud platforms – platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) – as well as services used to build and manage a cloud environment, or what we call ‘software infrastructure as a service’ (SIaaS). In addition, we provide top-line estimates for the software-as-a-service (SaaS) market, in response to many client requests to size the cloud market including these vendors.


This is the introductory report for The 451 Group’s Market Monitor: Cloud Computing service, a series of market-sizing reports on the rapidly evolving cloud computing marketplace. The following analysis examines the revenue generated by cloud service providers and by technology vendors via cloud platforms – including platform-as-aservice (PaaS) and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offerings, as well as the enabling technologies needed to build and manage a public cloud environment. This report provides the current aggregate market size and growth expectations through 2013 for the aforementioned cloud sectors, and serves as the foundation for our quantitative cloud computing coverage.


Recent Segments - Cloud Computing

This report presents estimates for the aggregate size of the IaaS market, categorizes vendors by revenue range, forecasts growth trends for the space, and highlights the opportunities and threats facing these vendors. This analysis leverages 451 Research's deep knowledge of and relationships within the cloud computing marketplace, resulting in a proprietary forecast of IaaS revenue based on a bottom-up analysis of more than 159 vendors' current revenue and growth expectations through 2016.


This report examines the platform-as-a-service (PaaS) marketplace from the perspectives of revenue and competitive landscape. It provides estimates for the aggregate size of the PaaS market and each market segment, categorizes vendors by revenue range within each segment, forecasts growth trends for the space, and highlights the opportunities and threats facing vendors.


This report examines the ‘IT Management as a Service’ (ITMaaS) market from a revenue and competitive landscape perspective. It provides estimates for the aggregate size of the ITMaaS market and each market segment, categorizes vendors by revenue range within each segment, forecasts growth trends for the space, and highlights the opportunities and threats facing vendors.


This report examines the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) market in terms of revenue and competitive landscape. We break the IaaS market into two segments: 'Compute & Storage as a Service' and 'Stand-Alone Cloud Storage.' This report provides estimates for the aggregate size of the IaaS market and each segment. It categorizes 130+ vendors by revenue range, forecasts growth trends for the space, and highlights the opportunities and threats facing these vendors.


This report examines the 'application lifecycle management as a service' (ALMaaS) market based on a bottom-up analysis of 30 vendors' revenue and growth expectations through 2015. The ALMaaS tools we track span development, testing and integration as a service. We break the ALMaaS segment into two categories: pre-production/testing and integration as a service.


This report leverages our deep knowledge of and relationships within the cloud computing marketplace, resulting in a proprietary forecast of revenue from the PaaS market, based on a bottom-up analysis of 45 vendors’ current revenue and growth expectations through 2015.


This report is part of 451 Research’s Market Monitor offering, which serves as a quantitative complement to the company’s qualitative cloud computing research, and examines the storage-as-a-service (STaaS) market from a revenue perspective. Storage permeates the cloud computing landscape and is therefore represented in our taxonomy for each of the cloud models (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS).


This report is part of 451 Research’s Market Monitor offering, which serves as a quantitative complement to the company’s qualitative cloud computing research, and examines the systems and network monitoring & management (SNM&M) market from a revenue perspective. SNM&M is a component of the IT management as a service (ITMaaS) sector and also one of the 16 sectors that make up our aggregate cloud computing coverage. We follow a true bottom-up process to forecasting the cloud marketplace, with estimates generated from a market database that contains individual models, estimates and forecasts for each of the 220+ cloud vendors we follow.


This report covers the cloud computing pre-production market segment from a revenue perspective. Pre-production is one of two components of the platform management sector in our cloud market taxonomy. At its highest level, the pre-production segment includes vendors that build cloud-based copies of existing IT environments. Specifically, these vendors provide on-demand IT environments for test and development, IT operations, ERP migration, training, demonstrations, proofs of concept and sales evaluations.


This report examines the compute-as-a-service (CaaS) market from a revenue perspective. CaaS is the provisioning of computing resources on demand, with the ability to ‘rent’ infrastructure services rather than ‘own’ the infrastructure. This report provides estimates for the aggregate size of the CaaS market, categorizes vendors by revenue range, forecasts growth trends for the space, and highlights the opportunities and threats facing vendors within the market.


This report examines the ‘IT management as a service’ (ITMaaS) market from a revenue perspective. ITMaaS vendors provide the essential management tools that enable users to access and view an IT environment, monitor and evaluate performance, and ultimately improve the functionality of IT environments through a cloud delivery model. This report provides estimates for the aggregate size of the ITMaaS market, categorizes vendors by revenue range, forecasts growth trends for the space, and highlights the opportunities and threats facing vendors within the market.


This report provides a detailed look at the storage-as-a-service (StaaS) market from a revenue perspective. StaaS involves the provisioning of storage capacity, accessible over the Internet from a third party as a hosted service, available ‘on demand’ and metered according to usage. The StaaS segment includes both stand-alone cloud storage and platform-attached cloud storage (storage services included within a larger cloud infrastructure initiative). This report provides estimates for the aggregate size of the StaaS market, categorizes vendors by revenue range, predicts the growth trends for the space, and highlights the opportunities and threats facing vendors.


This report leverages The 451 Group’s deep knowledge of and relationships within the cloud computing marketplace, resulting in a proprietary forecast of revenue from PaaS based on a bottom-up analysis of 61 vendors’ current revenue and growth expectations through 2013.


This report leverages The 451 Group’s deep knowledge of and relationships within the cloud computing marketplace, resulting in a proprietary forecast of pre-production revenue based on a bottom-up analysis of 13 vendors’ current revenue and growth expectations through 2013. In addition, we provide high-level analysis of the on-ramps/cloud brokers and integration-as-a-service sectors. The defining factor for the offerings included in this report is the delivery model. Therefore, the vendor revenue estimates here reflect cloud offerings that are delivered ‘as a service,’ or as a hosted, metered service from a third party; thus, we exclude on-premises management software.


Compute as a service (CaaS) is the provisioning of computing resources (access to raw compute or server capacity) on demand. This cloud computing layer involves the delivery of virtual or physical resources as a service, priced via a consumption-based model. CaaS was the original cloud offering, emerging in 2006 via the launch of Amazon’s EC2. While EC2 continues to enjoy a significant market-share lead, more than 50 vendors have entered the space to challenge the leader for a piece of the pie. With commoditization taking hold, the sector faces unique challenges but remains a core part of the broader cloud universe. This report examines the revenue being generated by CaaS providers, predicts the growth trends for the space, and highlights the opportunities and threats facing vendors.


This report examines 47 vendors in the Storage as a Service (StaaS) marketplace and provides our assessment of key market value propositions and trends, growth accelerators and inhibitors, aggregate market size and growth rates, and the market share of leading vendors.


Automation is a critical component of a cloud environment. The ability to automate almost all aspects of infrastructure operation is absolutely necessary to meet many cloud requirements, especially around scaling, elasticity and rapid provisioning. The automation standards for a cloud are an order of magnitude more onerous than even the most advanced enterprise IT infrastructure. Included in our analysis are 36 vendors that we have identified with a stand-alone cloud automation product offering.


As companies move into the cloud, IT managers will be faced with new challenges to manage their cloud environments. A critical component of this management process is visibility into the IT environment, and the manner in which information is captured, interpreted and presented to managers. The vendors in this report offer control panels in the form of Web-based interfaces that are designed to assist managers in viewing and controlling operational tasks alongside monitoring and analyzing the performance of their servers, hardware and datacenters.


We examine 28 vendors in the cloud monitoring marketplace and provide our assessment of key market value propositions and trends, growth accelerators and inhibitors, aggregate market size and growth rates, and the market share of leading vendors.


This report leverages The 451 Group’s deep knowledge of and relationships within the cloud computing marketplace, resulting in a proprietary forecast of cloud on-ramp revenue based on a bottom-up analysis of 13 vendors’ current revenue and growth expectations. In addition, we provide high-level analysis of the cloud consoles, monitoring and analytics sectors, which, along with on-ramps, make up the management pillar of our cloud taxonomy.


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