Gartner: Public cloud market to grow 18.5% this year | ITworld

Encouraging projections out last week from Gartner:

The global public cloud computing market will grow 18.5% in 2013 to $131 billion, up from $111 billion last year, research firm Gartner predicts.

As service offerings from cloud computing providers continues to mature, use cases of the cloud will grow from test and development and use-case driven deployments, to more mainstream adoption, Gartner predicts.

With this editorial comment:

“The continued growth of the cloud services market will result from the adoption of cloud services for production systems and workloads, in addition to the development and testing scenarios that have led as the most prominent use case for public cloud services to date,” said Ed Anderson, research director at Gartner. “Evidence of this growth is found in the increasing demand for cloud services from end-user organizations, met by an increased supply of cloud services from suppliers.”

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