Global Cloud Mirgation Services Market - 2021-2028
The global cloud migration services market is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 22% during the forecast period (2021-2028).
Cloud migration is the process of partially or completely deploying an organization's digital assets, services, IT resources or applications to the cloud. Increasing awareness about business continuity, rising penetration of cloud computing and reducing operational costs are some of the key factors fueling market growth.
The global cloud migration services market growth is primarily driven by rise in the adoption of hybrid cloud solutions
As the cloud computing market continues to grow, enterprises are exploring different cloud models in search of the right balance of functionality, flexibility and investment protection. Hybrid cloud lets organizations provision, use, and manage IT resources across their on-site data center and a compatible public cloud. Factors such as increased speed of delivery of IT resources to end users, need for improved disaster recovery capabilities, improved resource utilization, and reducing IT capital expenses; are driving organizations to move workloads to hybrid cloud.
In addition, the key role of cloud migration is to host applications and data in the most effective IT environment possible, based on factors such as cost, performance and security. For example, many organizations perform the migration of on-premises applications and data from their local data center to public cloud infrastructure to take advantage of benefits, such as greater elasticity, self-service provisioning, redundancy and a flexible, pay-per-use model. These factors are further expected to drive tremendous growth in global cloud migration services market during the forecast period (2021-2028).
COVID-19 Impact Analysis
Although the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the manufacturing and supply chain management of the market and, in general, has negatively affected the global economy but it has had a positive impact as far as the transition to cloud migration is concerned. The pandemic forced the companies to shift to cloud services which led to the growth of the global cloud migration services market. Although the well-established companies transitioned quickly and easily, others faced difficulties. The pandemic accelerated the pace of the shift. For example, according to Synergy Research showed that enterprise spending on cloud infrastructure reached $65 billion in the third quarter of 2020, up 28% from the third quarter of 2019 and up 3% from what analysts expected before the pandemic hit, adding around $1.5 billion of spending for that quarter alone. As per the reports of Spiceworks Ziff Davis, a business-to-business tech marketplace, the hardware spending had been steadily dropping, from 35% in 2019 to an expected 31% in 2021, with cloud spending increasing every year, from 21% to an expected 24% in 2021.
By deployment, the global cloud migration services market is segmented into public, private, and hybrid
In 2019, public cloud deployment segment accounted for the largest market share in the global market. Cloud technology enables developers to adopt agile work flows, significantly reducing lead times in testing and deploying new products and releasing product updates. As a public cloud user, organizations aren't responsible for managing cloud hosting solution. Cloud service provider is responsible for the management and maintenance of the data center(s) in which the data is stored. This means no lengthy procurement processes and no waiting around for operations to install operating system, configure and assemble servers, or establish connectivity. The cloud migration solutions allow the transfer of the data, applications, and all essential business elements from the on-premise data center to the cloud, or from one cloud to another. The cloud migration solutions are the most effective solutions for handling a large amount of data and provides benefits such as scalability, flexibility, large storage space, 24/7 availability, and auto-update features. These solutions are also effective in managing the security and infrastructure.
By services, the global cloud migration services market is segmented into professional services (automation & integration, support & maintenance, disaster recovery, training & consulting) and managed services
The enterprises, which are adopting cloud migration services, are increasingly inclined toward deploying cloud-based solutions to run their critical business functions. In 2019, professional services held the majority share in the market. Disaster recovery sub-segment is expected to boost segment growth over the forecast period. Cloud disaster recovery (cloud DR) is a backup and restores strategy that involves storing and maintaining copies of electronic records in a cloud computing environment as a security measure. Generally, cloud providers charge for storage on a pay-per-use model, based on capacity, bandwidth or seat.
By geography, the global Cloud Migration Services Market is segmented into North America, Asia-Pacific (APAC), Europe, South America, and the Middle East and Africa (MEA)
In 2019, North America accounted for the largest market share. However, Asia Pacific region is expected to witness a higher CAGR than other regions during the forecast period. North America is a matured market in terms of cloud adoption, due to various factors, such as standards, regulations, advanced IT infrastructure, the presence of a large number of enterprises, and the availability of proficient technical expertise. Therefore, North America is expected to grow at a steady and maintain its dominant position in global market over the period.
Asia Pacific cloud migration services market is expected to grow exponentially over the forecast period due to an increased demand for cloud computing among small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Countries like Singapore, which has seen ICT infrastructure as a key enabler in boosting the overall competitiveness in the region, based on creating new industries and new businesses, thereby encouraging economic growth. The city-state boasts a prime position among its neighbors' when it comes to cloud computing adoption. In India, a few players from the service provider segment such as Tata Communications, Wipro and NetMagic have services that are likely to evolve into more stable cloud offerings.
Global Cloud Migration Services Market is fragmented with the presence of global and regional players in the market. Major players with prominent shares in the market are focusing on expanding their customer base across foreign countries. These companies are leveraging on strategic collaborative initiatives to increase their market shares and profitability.
Some major players in the market are Cisco Systems, Amazon, Microsoft Corporation, IBM Corporation, Accenture, Tech Mahindra, NTT DATA, Inc., Vmware, Inc., WSM International LLC, RiverMeadow Software, Inc., and among others. These players have adopted various strategies, such as new product/service developments, mergers and acquisitions, collaborations, and partnerships, to expand their presence in the global cloud migration services market.
For instance, in February 2019, Wipro Limited launched QuMiC (Quick Migration to Cloud), a comprehensive platform designed to transform the way organizations migrate to Oracle Cloud. Using QuMiC, Wipro and Oracle aim to simplify and accelerate the journey to Oracle Cloud for their customers. Wipro is a Platinum level member of Oracle Partner Network (OPN).
In July 2019, NTT DATA Services, announced that it has become a Google Cloud Premier Partner, the highest status a Google Cloud partner can achieve. This milestone is a result of a multi-year collaboration and joint cloud investments between the two companies, as well as NTT DATA demonstrating a high level of competency with Google Cloud products.
Amazon, Inc. (AWS)
Overview: Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a subsidiary of Amazon providing cloud computing platforms and application programme interfaces to individuals, companies, and governments.
Product Portfolio: Its products and services relate to fields such as machine learning, quantum technologies, blockchain, cloud management, etc.
Key Developments: In June 2021, Amazon Web Services (AWS) acquired Wickr, an end-to-end encrypted messaging application. This acquisition will open a new arena for the company as Governments, which deal with highly sensitive data, can use this service to enhance its workings.