SaaS Will Take Nearly 70% of Public Cloud Market in CEE in 2015, According to IDC

01 Sep 2015

Prague, September 1, 2015 – Public cloud services are gradually gaining acceptance in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), with total market value expected to reach $386 million (excluding Russia) in 2015, according to a cloud market report series published by International Data Corporation (IDC). Software as a service (SaaS) represents the largest category (69.0% market share forecast) due to perceived advantages such as transparent costs and wide range of soft benefits, including user experience, multiplatform access, and enhanced collaboration.

IDC’s analysis of public cloud-related demand indicates that, over the next five years, expenditures on Infrastructure as a services (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) are going to triple, while SaaS spending will double. Current cloud adoption by workload varies, with collaboration, content, and CRM leading the way, although future uptake will also favor traditional ERP applications, particularly PPM and HRM.

Multinational cloud providers such as Microsoft, Google, and Amazon Web Services have established a solid presence in the CEE region, and the market is increasingly populated by dozens of lesser known international SaaS providers. In spite of a competitive environment that includes Workday, Zoho, Sopra Steria (HR Access), SugarCRM, Netsuite, and Qualys, local players such as Unicorn Universe are finding sufficient market share to thrive.

Public cloud is not the holy grail of technology delivery, although it does present a powerful solution for those who seek scalability and agility and are not restrained by a strict regulatory environment. Cloud solutions can be advantageous for small start-ups and dynamic firms that do not have predictable cash flows. “The real power of public cloud stems from integration with other sources of technology delivery, be it traditional on premise or private cloud, as it augments options for application delivery,” says Vladimir Kroa, head of IDC's IT Business Services and Solutions program in Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa region. “Users can opt to keep sensitive workloads on premise or in private cloud, while other, less sensitive applications can be migrated to public cloud.”

It is clear that cloud technology has created a disruption in traditional delivery models. It remains to be seen how ITS providers can recast that disruption into an opportunity and competitive advantage. “By all means, agile service providers of tomorrow will have to build cloud solutions into their portfolio, but they should not present the public cloud delivery model in isolation. On the contrary, a holistic approach to cloud must be able to answer clients’ needs for security, privacy, and integration,” adds Kroa.

About the research - The IDC Cloud Services Market 2015 studies present a comprehensive view of the cloud services market in the selected CEE countries. The studies contain market sizing for both public and private cloud delivery models, and offers a further breakdown of public-cloud-related revenue by operational management on the one side and professional services associated with cloud on the other. The studies also include quantitative data from 2014 and five-year market forecasts (2015–2019), summarize the major issues and impacts of cloud services on the IT industry as a whole, and present end-user views.

Following studies have been published:

Czech Republic Cloud Services Market 2015–2019 Forecast and 2014 Analysis

Poland Cloud Services Market 2015–2019 Forecast and 2014 Analysis

Hungary Cloud Services Market 2015–2019 Forecast and 2014 Analysis

Romania Cloud Services Market 2015–2019 Forecast and 2014 Analysis

Russia Cloud Services Market 2015–2019 Forecast and 2014 Analysis

Austria Cloud Services Market 2015–2019 Forecast and 2014 Analysis

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