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.
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.