Dutch Public Cloud To Reach Euro Billion Milestone in 2016

We have just updated our Dutch public cloud market sizing and forecast. Key finding: by 2016, enterprise public cloud spend will surpass the €1 billion mark to reach €1.2 billion. Below you’ll find a snapshot of the results.

Dutch businesses will spend €574 million on public cloud services in 2013, an increase of 31% compared to €439 million spent in 2012. Software as-a-service (SaaS) represents the largest portion of public cloud, growing 29% from €298 to €383 million. Infrastructure as-a-service (IaaS) is the second largest segment, growing 32% from €107 to €141 million. Platform as-a-service (PaaS) is the smallest section, growing 45% from €34 to €49 million.

For the next couple of years we predict that public cloud spending in the Netherlands will increase from €439 million in 2012 to €1,173 million in 2016, a CAGR of 29%. See figure below.

More in particular:

  • Driven by increased general business uptake of marketing, finance, communication and collaboration clouds, spending on SaaS will grow from €298 million in 2012 to €734 million in 2016, a CAGR of 27%.
  • Driven by both IT sector and general business uptake spending on compute, store, and backup clouds, IaaS will grow from €107 million in 2012 to €308 million in 2016, a CAGR of 31%.
  • Last but not least, driven by both IT sector and general business uptake spending on programmable business (mobile) platform clouds, PaaS will increase from €34 million in 2012 to €131 million in 2016, a CAGR of 41%.

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