Cloud-as-a-Service 2013 year in review

January 1, 2014 / Cloud Computing Cloud Hosting

2013 was the year of a very advanced for cloud computing, one where the cloud models such as SaaS / PaaS / IaaS / DaaS / EaaS / or rather Everything-as-a-Service has emerged and accepted positively.

Today, demand for traditional hosting solutions decreasing, even if you announce a project and in case it does not appear in the term Cloud, eyebrows of many people will go up. In a few years, cloud computing with its new models of automatically resource consumption has established itself as a major trend in IT. But between tests, adoptions or marriages between more or less sensitive public cloud and private cloud, and ad effects, the reality of enterprise cloud remained questionable.

Today, the question does not arise, and 2013 has been that of maturity. Many leading research companies in this field said, future of Cloud computing which reveals that 75% of companies use at least one cloud based service in their environment.

SaaS, PaaS, IaaS

The first lesson of the study, the business is the carrier of the adoption of everything-as-a-service in the organization. Moreover, this clearly refers to SaaS (Software-as-a-Service), PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) and IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service), which punctuate daily CIO meeting now.

This is the IaaS that meets the most requirements successfully; its uses have increased 45% in 2013, against 35% in 2012 and 29% in 2011. Six themes are recurrent in the evocation of the Cloud: Big Data, Mobile, Systems management, Backup solutions and Disaster recovery, Help Desk, and Security. Note that Security is less and less seen as a break from below 50% (46% respondents), against 55% in 2012.


All the studies also confirm that 75% of respondents have adopted a minimum platform Cloud. They were 67% a year earlier. The cloud market is expected to reach 158.8 billion dollars in 2014, earlier predicated 148 billion worldwide (See here: bodHOST Achieves Accelerated Momentum in $148 Billion Market with CEO), an increase of 10.8 since the first survey in March 9, 2013.

Four pro applications squatting the top ranking in terms of consumption of services: Sharing files, Business applications, CRM and Collaboration.

Latest demonstration of the attraction of Cloud, CIOs who responded to the survey now seem more willing to invest in the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) but in the BYOC (Bring Your Own Cloud) as well.

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