Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provides virtualized computing resources through the World Wide Web. In IaaS, the user utilizes the resources of the third-party vendor which are remotely located and consist of hardware, software, servers, storage, and other necessary infrastructure. This makes IaaS highly suitable for a variety of workloads that are temporary, experimental, or change unexpectedly. The global IaaS market is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 22.1% during the forecast period from 2015 to 2022. The global IaaS market was valued at US$ 15.6 Bn in 2014. 

Rising demand for disaster-as-a service is expected to be a key factor driving the IaaS market’s growth. Also, increasing adoption among small and medium-sized businesses due to the technology’s low CAPEX and minimal set-up requirements is expected to fuel the market’s growth in the near term. Furthermore, rising demand for high business flexibility and hybrid cloud computing solutions is anticipated to drive the market’s growth worldwide. However, cloud data security is expected to be the key factor restraining the market growth. In addition, concerns such as data privacy and vendor lock-in are expected to curb market growth. On a global scale, lucrative opportunities are expected to emerge in the APAC region with increasing IT requirements, especially in emerging economies such as China and India. Furthermore, the increasing number of handheld devices, such as mobiles, smartphones, and tablets are providing better accessibility for IaaS services, subsequently driving market growth.

The global IaaS market is segmented on the basis of implementation type, service type, and end-users. On the basis of implementation type, the IaaS market is segmented into private cloud, public cloud, and hybrid cloud solutions. In 2014, private cloud solutions was the leading market, followed by public and hybrid solutions. The demand for private and hybrid cloud solutions is expected to be largely contributed by big organizations with high investment capabilities. However, micro, small, and medium-sized businesses are expected to prefer public IaaS solutions, as a low-cost services alternative. In the near term, due to growing IT complexities, hybrid IaaS solutions are expected to witness faster growth, with enterprises looking for low-cost, flexible, and efficient IaaS solutions. 

In terms of service type, the global IaaS market is segmented into Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), Compute as a Service (CaaS), Storage as a Service (STaaS), Data Center as a Service (DCaaS), Desktop as a Service (DaaS), and Application Hosting as a Service. In 2014, due to huge demand for data backup and storage, the STaaS segment emerged as the highest revenue contributor in comparison to other services. DRaaS is expected to see a higher growth rate than other services, as increasing incidences of downtime around the world have boosted demand for back-up and data security. 

On the basis of end-users, the global IaaS market is classified into large enterprises, small & medium enterprises, and others. The others segment consisted of the public, retail, and hospitality sectors. In 2014, the large enterprises segment led the adoption of IaaS solutions. However, with increasing awareness among small and medium-scale businesses, the small & medium enterprises segment is expected to see higher growth rates in the coming years. 

The key players profiled in this report include Amazon Web Services, Inc., Oracle Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, Datapipe, Inc., VMware, Inc., Hewlett-Packard Development Company, LP, Google, Inc., Virtustream, Inc., Verizon Communications, Inc., Dimension Data Plc, Fujitsu Ltd., IBM Corporation, Rackspace, Inc., Interoute Communications Ltd., Computer Science Corporation, NTT Communications Corp., Fujitsu Ltd., Joyent, Inc., and CenturyLink, Inc.





The report entitled “Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Market” provides the global analysis of the IaaS market during the forecast period from 2015 to 2022, considering 2014 as a base year. The report briefly describes about the key trends and technologies which are going to play a major role in the IaaS market in the next few years. It also explains about the various drivers, restraints and opportunities expected to influence the market growth during the period of forecast. The study highlights the market growth, throughout the above forecast period in terms of revenue (in US$ Mn), across different geographies, which includes North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC), Middle East & Africa (MEA), and Latin America (LATAM).


The report provides in-depth analysis of the IaaS market which is one of the fastest growing cloud computing technologies along with platform as a service (PaaS) and software as a service (SaaS). IaaS adoption is rising tremendously as the enterprises are continuously looking forward to the third-parties for managing costs related to data center infrastructure. IaaS is acting as one of the most prominent * as-a-service cloud segments which is enabling huge opportunities for the cloud service providers to help organizations expand or build. Furthermore, the report provides an extensive assessment of strategies and the winning imperatives of the key players in the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) market and analyzes their behavior in the prevailing market dynamics.



The report categorizes the global Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) market, on the basis of type of services through which it is delivered to the user. These services are classified into disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS), compute as a service (CaaS), storage as a service (STaaS), data center as a service (DCaaS), desktop as a service (DaaS), and application hosting as a service. Furthermore, the global Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) market is segmented by the type of implementation which provides the list of models used to deploy IaaS solutions in different locations. By implementation, the IaaS market is segmented into public, private and hybrid cloud IaaS solutions. Moreover, considering the potential user of these services, the market is further divided into various end-users across in terms of size of enterprises. By various end-users, the global IaaS market is segmented into large enterprises, SMBEs/SMBs, and others, which includes businesses active across the public, hospitality and retail sectors.

The report also provides the competitive landscape for the IaaS market, thereby positioning all the major players according to their geographic presence, market attractiveness and recent key developments. Based on this, these companies have been put in different quadrants including market leaders, emerging players, promising players and niche players. The whole IaaS market estimates are the result of our in-depth secondary, primary interviews and in-house expert panel reviews. These market estimates have been analyzed by taking into account the impact of different political, social, economic, technological, and legal factors along with the current market dynamics affecting the IaaS market growth.

Amazon Web Services, Inc., Microsoft Corporation, Fujitsu Ltd., Oracle Corporation, IBM Corporation, Google, Inc., VMware, Inc., Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P., Datapipe, Inc. are a few key players operating within the global Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) market, which have been profiled in this study. Details such as financials, business strategies, recent developments, and other such strategic information pertaining to these players has been duly provided as [part of competitive profiling.

*Note: The market size estimates (values in US$ Mn) mentioned in the report may not add up to the total value due to rounding off.

  • Below is the list of acronyms used in the report:
    • DRaaS & Disaster Recovery as a Service
    • DCaaS & Data Center as a Service
    • CaaS & Compute as a Service
    • STaaS & Storage as a Service
    • CAPEX & Capital Expenditure
    • OPEX & Operational Expenditure
    • PaaS & Platform as a Service
    • SaaS & Software as a Service
    • BYOD & Bring Your Own Device
  • Different end-user industries and their scope covered in the report are defined as follows: