According to Asia Cloud Computing Association, we are only beginning to scratch the surface of what can be done with cloud computing in Asia. With more connected devices, remote monitoring, universal access, and greater computing power at lower costs – the region’s cloud ecosystem is changing fast.
Asia’s responsiveness to the needs of this brave new data-dependent world can be seen from its overall improvement in cloud readiness. On a country-by- country basis, this year’s Cloud Readiness Index (CRI 2014) shows the region breaking down into three groups of countries: ever-ready leaders such as Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong and South Korea; the dedicated improvers such as Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines, and the steady developing countries including China, Indonesia, India and Vietnam
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Earlier, according to Gartner: The public cloud services market in the mature Asia/Pacific and Japan (APJ) region is on pace to grow 14.2 percent in 2015 to total $7.4 billion, up from $6.5 billion in 2014, according to Gartner, Inc. Cloud management and security services, the fastest growth segment of the cloud services market in mature APJ region, is expected to grow 29.9 percent in 2015 to $264.5 million.
Gartner predicts that in 2018, total public cloud services spending in the mature APJ region will rise to $11.5 billion.
“Many countries in the mature Asia/Pacific Japan region have solid reliable telecommunications infrastructure and relatively advanced technology usage profiles. Despite challenges in the global economy, we expect consistent and stable growth to continue through to 2018,” said Ed Anderson, research vice president at Gartner.