Australia leading the pack for cloud adoption
The cloud is no longer a pun anymore, adoption rates for cloud solutions are increasing and competitive prices are dropping.
As cloud is becoming a staple amongst consumer technology, enterprise have been taking there time to catch up. However Australia is reported to be the trail blazer for adoption rates and hybrid cloud solutions in the Asia-Pacific region. Ahead of Singapore and Hong Kong, Australia has jumped on board to the idea of better efficiency and innovation within the technology industry.
Whilst other Asian countries such Malaysia and Thailand are not showing much growth on this front, China is charging ahead with a comprehensive ecosystem of cloud providers and infrastructure. Foreign heavyweights are partnering with Chinese companies to develop this sector.
From the Gartner forecast report the public Australian cloud services market will hit 4.15 billion this year in 2015. This figure represents nearly 24 per cent on-year-growth compared to last year. For 2016 it has been predicted to be worth $4.74 billion.
As companies become much more comfortable with the prospect of a public or hybrid cloud deployment, company executives and boards are more likely to use this as an opportunity to limit capital expenditure in favour of an operational expenditure. As CFO's squeeze IT budgets and CEO's demand for greater innovation, the prospect of the cloud as a basis for all infrastructure will quickly look very appealing to most organisations.