Public Cloud Computing to Grow in India, says CyberMedia Research

By Ashok Bindra June 08, 2011

Realizing the benefits of cloud, public cloud computing is gaining momentum in India Consequently, realizing the business opportunities, the Indian telecom service providers (TSPs) and Internet service providers (ISPs) are taking steps to establish firm hold as this nascent service grows in India in next couple of years.

According to market research firm CyberMedia Research, the public cloud computing market in India is estimated to reach rupees 2,434 crore or US $543.46 million in 2014 after growing at a CAGR of 53 percent between 2010-2014.

CyberMedia Research’s lead analyst Kamal Vohra stated, “Cloud computing is witnessing widespread interest from the vendor-service provider-channel community on the one hand and business leaders and CIOs on the other. This is fuelled by the strong belief that cloud computing will allow a large number of SMBs to adopt the same enterprise class software and technology solutions, which were earlier the exclusive preserve of large enterprises. This, in turn is expected to allow the market for software solutions to open up as large, upfront capital investments in IT infrastructure can be converted into smaller, manageable ‘pay-per-use’ annuity payments.”

However, CyberMedia’s Emerging Technologies’ analyst Apalak Ghosh thinks that ICT vendors and service providers need to launch awareness and education programs targeted at channel partners and customers.

Additionally, the analyst commented, “They also need to develop and bring-to-market innovative ‘cloud’ versions of their solutions to address the needs of diverse customer sets across a range of industry verticals, businesses and country- or region-specific statutory legal frameworks.”

As per CyberMedia Research’s India Cloud Computing Market Review 2011, May 2011 edition, a survey of ‘users’ and ‘non-users’ of cloud computing showed that penetration amongst Indian enterprises was 4 percent in 2010, which is expected to rise to 6.8 percent for all large and mid-size enterprises in the country by 2012.

The overall India SaaS market is expected to go to rupees 465 crore (US 103.83 million)  by the end of 2011, a growth of 50 per cent over 2010. However, a market watchers study indicates that India is still a few years away from the time when the country will see mission critical enterprise applications running on cloud platforms. 

As said by the study, some of the key SaaS applications that showed high rates of growth in 2010 over 2009 include CRM solutions, collaborative applications such as conferencing and messaging, and supply chain management solutions.

The growth of the India IaaS market is expected to be relatively slow in the 2010-2012 time-frame, but is expected to pick up thereafter. The overall CAGR for the India IaaS market during 2010-2014 is expected to be 49 percent, predicts CyberMedia..

Want to learn more about the latest in communications and technology? Then be sure to attend ITEXPO West 2011, taking place Sept. 13-15, 2011, in Austin, Texas. ITEXPO offers an educational program to help corporate decision makers select the right IP-based voice, video, fax and unified communications solutions to improve their operations. It's also where service providers learn how to profitably roll out the services their subscribers are clamoring for – and where resellers can learn about new growth opportunities. To register, click here.

Ashok Bindra is a veteran writer and editor with more than 25 years of editorial experience covering RF/wireless technologies, semiconductors and power electronics. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell

TechZone360 Contributor

Related Articles

6 Challenges of 5G, and the 9 Pillars of Assurance Strategy

By: Special Guest    9/17/2018

To make 5G possible, everything will change. The 5G network will involve new antennas and chipsets, new architectures, new KPIs, new vendors, cloud di…

Read More

Putting the Flow into Workflow, Paessler and Briefery Help Businesses Operate Better

By: Cynthia S. Artin    9/14/2018

The digital transformation of business is generating a lot of value, through more automation, more intelligence, and ultimately more efficiency.

Read More

From Mainframe to Open Frameworks, Linux Foundation Fuels Up with Rocket Software

By: Special Guest    9/6/2018

Last week, at the Open Source Summit, hosted by The Linux Foundation, the Open Mainframe Project gave birth to Zowe, introduced a new open source soft…

Read More

Unified Office Takes a Trip to the Dentist Office

By: Cynthia S. Artin    9/6/2018

Not many of us love going to see the dentist, and one company working across unified voice, productivity and even IoT systems is out to make the exper…

Read More

AIOps Outfit Moogsoft Launches Observe

By: Paula Bernier    8/30/2018

Moogsoft Observe advances the capabilities of AIOps to help IT teams better manage their services and applications in the face of a massive proliferat…

Read More