New Delhi: India has started to see
significant Cloud adoption by the enterprises, including small and
medium businesses (SMBs), and three things are on top of their minds
while looking for a Cloud vendor: Cost, security and
According to International Data Corporation (IDC), while improving IT security and increasing business agility remain among the top expected benefits of Cloud by Indian enterprises, the challenges related to costs and complexities with infrastructure cannot be ignored.
India spending on Public Cloud services and infrastructure is forecasted to reach $2.9 billion in 2019 -- an increase of 34.5 per cent.
"Enterprises in India are realizing the true cloud potential and are including emerging technologies like AI, IoT, Analytics and Blockchain in their portfolio, this anticipated journey towards the value added services are all driven out of the cloud" said Ashutosh Bisht, Senior Research Manager, Customer Insights and Analysis group, IDC.
India ranks among the nine countries whose growth rate will be higher than the global average growth rate in Public cloud adoption.
Most Indian businesses are looking to adopt Hybrid Cloud -- a computing environment that uses a mix of on-premise, private Cloud and third-party public Cloud services, with orchestration between the two platforms.
However, the new trend is emerging where firms aim to hire multiple Cloud vendors for various workloads.
"Enterprises are adopting to the multi-cloud management capability; the challenge lies in managing and moving workloads seamlessly across multiple cloud platforms," said Bisht.
Software as a Service (SaaS) is by far the dominant Cloud-delivered service in the region, capturing 61 per cent of the overall public cloud spending in 2018.