The public cloud services market in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is projected to grow 22.2% in 2017 to total $1.2 billion, up from $956 million in 2016, according to Gartner, Inc.
The highest growth for the cloud services market in MENA comes from platform as a service (PaaS) at 28.8% growth and software as a service (SaaS) at 28.5% growth (see Table 1).
Speaking about the report, Sid Nag, Research Director at Gartner said: “The growth in PaaS and SaaS are indicators that migration of application and workloads from on premises data centers to the cloud, as well as development of cloud ready and cloud native applications, are fueling growth in the cloud space.
“Software vendors will continue to shift investments from on-premises license-based software to cloud-based offerings.”
Gartner analysts will examine key industry trends during Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2017 in Dubai, 28 February – 2 March.
Table 1. MENA Public Cloud Services Forecast (Millions of U.S. Dollars)
|Cloud Business Process Services (BPaaS)||256||274||294||313||327|
|Cloud Application Services (SaaS)||239||307||393||496||620|
|Cloud Application Infrastructure Services (PaaS)||103||132||164||201||244|
|Cloud System Infrastructure Services (IaaS)||112||132||158||191||231|
|Cloud Management and Security Services||104||130||160||193||226|
Source: Gartner (January 2017)
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