The global Government cloud market is expected to register a CAGR of 18.54% during the forecast period (2017-2023). Greater storage and computing capabilities, reduced costs, and increased transparency for the people and acceleration in data center consolidation are some of the major factors expected to drive the growth of the global government cloud market. The cloud market in the government sector mainly focuses on SaaS, PaaS and IaaS services.
IaaS provides agencies with access to the network, hardware, data center resources, and sometimes operating systems through a vendor, like AWS or Rackspace. If companies want to develop their own web platform, IaaS provides them with the opportunity to establish their in-house infrastructure in a remote location. This option usually requires a large investment of agency time and resources, and a dedicated team to manage everything from technology updates and security monitoring to managing helpdesk tickets, scalability, and website uptime. Due to such factors, governments across the world have been observed to be investing heavily in cloud infrastructure, encouraging the adoption of IaaS, indirectly propelling the growth of government cloud.
The government sector in this region is very well-established and is constantly looking for ways to innovate and move forward to improve efficiency in the day-to-day operations. Additionally, major players, like AWS and Microsoft, are based out of the United States, which allows the government to gain easier access to such advanced services prior to other contemporary governments. Microsoft offers products, like the Microsoft Azure Government, which is used to efficiently offer unique cloud instance exclusively for government customers and their solution providers. The availability of government-specific solutions in the region are set to boost the growth of the North American government cloud market during the forecast period.
Major Market Players: Amazon Web Services, Inc., AT&T Inc., CGI Group Inc., Cisco Systems, Inc., Dell Inc., Google, IBM Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, NetApp, Inc., Oracle Corporation, Rackspace Inc., Salesforce.com, Inc., Verizon, VMware, Inc.
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