International public cloud providers revenues hit $315bn in first half of 2023

International public cloud providers revenues have been ticking over to the tune of 19.2% within the first half of 2023 with software program as a service (SaaS) representing the lion’s share however platform as a service (PaaS) the largest development, in keeping with IDC.

The analyst agency launched figures from its Worldwide Semiannual Public Cloud Providers Tracker, which confirmed that public cloud providers income hit $315.5 billion (£248.1bn) for the primary half of 2023.

SaaS was cut up into two buckets; the primary, targeted round functions, noticed complete income of $141.2bn, at an uptick of 15.8% yr on yr. Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) noticed first half 2023 revenues of $64.4bn at a development price of 16.9%, whereas PaaS had revenues of $56.8bn at an uptick of 27.7%.

Microsoft retains high spot on the seller rankings throughout public cloud providers, with IDC assessing the Redmond large to have 17.1% share within the first half of 2023. Amazon Web Services (AWS) holds 12.9% of the market – remembering its main dominance is primarily of the IaaS market – with Salesforce, Google and Oracle rounding off the highest 5. IDC famous that the highest 5 distributors seize greater than two fifths (41%) of complete revenues, with this place being ‘comparatively unchanged’ yr over yr.

Lara Greden, analysis director for platform as a service at IDC, mentioned the sturdy market development for PaaS comes from a ‘massive ecosystem of distributors assembly buyer wants within the cloud.’

“The basics of cloud applied sciences and public cloud PaaS suppliers as strategic companions to enterprises and corporations of all sizes are evident as AI pervasiveness strengthens,” mentioned Greden. “Corporations proceed to speed up motion to and adoption of the cloud for modernisation and new, clever software initiatives based mostly on all kinds of information streams.”

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