Defining Cloud-Enabling Technologies (CET) as those that are installed, delivered and consumed on-premises, Market Monitor a service of 451 Research recently released their annual forecast of virtualization, security and automation and management revenue through 2016. The report, Market Monitor Cloud-Enabling Technologies has taken a bottoms-up approach in defining the three primary categories they include in their definition of cloud-enabling technologies. Market Monitor’s methodology is explained in the report’s summary here.
Here are the key take-aways from this report:
- Cloud-Enabling Technologies defined as virtualization, security and automation and management global revenues will grow from $10.6B in 2012 to $22.6B in 2016, attaining a 21% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR).
- Cloud-as-a-Service revenues will grow from $5.7B in 2012 to $19.5B in 2016, attaining a 36% CAGR. Market Monitor defines Cloud-as-a-Service as externally delivered services, specifically 3rd party, that are hosted and pay-as-you-go with the cloud being relied on as a service delivery and consumption model. The following graphic provides a comparison of Cloud-as-a-Service and Cloud-Enabling Technologies revenue forecasts by year from 2012 through 2016.
- 451 Research forecasts that the majority of CET revenues will be from virtualization-based systems and services (66%). This segment is projected to attain a 16% CAGR in the forecast period and serve as the foundation of Phase I CET Adoption shown in the following graphic. Phase 2 of CET Adoption is projected to be dominated by the need for tools to manage and control virtualized environments. Phase 3 is projected to signal a shift to internal IT resources and internal IT cloud service providers.
(Cross-posted @ A Passion for Research)