Wake up! The private cloud fantasy is over
The private cloud’s market size is about $7 billion, according to the analysts at Wikibon. That’s a quarter the size of the public cloud market, which Wikibon estimates as about $25 billion. Indeed, the value of Amazon Web Services (AWS) alone is larger than the entire private cloud market — AWS’s market share came in at $7.9 billion in 2015.
Other surveys show that the private cloud is still growing, but it won’t overtake public clouds. Indeed, I suspect that private clouds have peaked, and their growth will slow as enterprises increasingly focus on public clouds.
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