The public cloud services market in the mature Asia/Pacific and Japan (APJ) region, which includes New Zealand, is on pace to grow 14.2% in 2015 to total $7.4 billion, an increase from $6.5 billion in 2014.
Research analyst firm Gartner says cloud management and security services, the fastest growth segment of the cloud services market in mature APJ region, is expected to grow 29.9% in 2015 to $264.5 million.
Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore and South Korea are considered the mature Asia/Pacific market.
Gartner predicts the total public cloud services spending in the mature APJ region will rise to $11.5 billion in 2018.
“Many countries in the mature Asia/Pacific Japan region have solid reliable telecommunications infrastructure and relatively advanced technology usage profiles,” says Ed Anderson, research vice president at Gartner.
“Despite challenges in the global economy, we expect consistent and stable growth to continue through to 2018.”
By 2018, business process as a service (BPaaS) cloud services will make up 9.2% of the overall public cloud services market in APJ, platform as a service (PaaS) will represent 3% of the market, SaaS will be at 21.5%, cloud management/security services at 4%, infrastructure as a service (IaaS) will be at 9.8%, and the remaining 52.5% will come from cloud advertising.
Cloud management and storage and SaaS will be among the faster growing public cloud services during through 2018 as more enterprise and government users jump onto cloud services.
Fred Ng, senior research analyst at Gartner, says increased intra-region integration in APJ across services and industries will drive public cloud usage, as “countries in this region break down borders through trade bloc agreements such as the ASEAN Economic Integration 2015 and the Trans Pacific Partnerships, which will drive more mobility, big data sharing and analytics and public cloud infrastructure and applications to support these initiatives.”