Cloud Adoption Trends in 2020

Cloud computing is gaining momentum as one of the leading trends in the IT industry. With an amazing growth in 2019, the available statistical data predicts an even higher expansion for the cloud in 2020. The growth of cloud computing is almost synonymous with the expansion in the business sector.

With so many startups coming up each day, it is not possible for every business to maintain adequate infrastructure to manage their IT needs. That makes cloud hosting a viable solution for budding enterprises to expand their business without heavy investment in the beginning stage.

Public and Private Cloud

It is estimated that more than 50% of organizations spend a million dollars per year on public cloud service. In North America, enterprises using public cloud hosting platforms have seen a steady rise from 12% to 60% over a period of five years. By 2020, it is expected that 41% of businesses will rely on public cloud hosting platforms.

While 2018 witnessed a 92% growth in public cloud adoption, tech-experts consider 2019 as the year of global enterprise adoption of cloud, a title that may get transferred with 2020. With more companies choosing public cloud, its revenue is growing at a rapid rate than private cloud service.

Hybrid Cloud

Hybrid cloud hosting is also ready to achieve milestones in the coming years as it is preferred by many companies and has seen a 7% growth from last year. While 28% of companies prefer hybrid cloud, only 17% of companies use private and public clouds, each.

The usage of private cloud hosting, on the other hand, fell by 2% in 2019 and its future is dull compared to the public and hybrid cloud.

Trends in IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS

Companies resorting to various cloud hosting services like IaaS, PaaS and SaaS are expected to have a tremendous rise in the coming years.

  • According to a recent study, IaaS will reach an investment of $72.4 billion worldwide by 2020, while PaaS will see an investment growth of nearly 60 percent.
  • SaaS which presently contributes about $20 billion to the software industry is also expected to witness a 32% growth with each year.
  • Serverless, a rapidly growing cloud hosting service that saw nearly 21% adoption last year is also expected to make a higher leap in 2020.
  • Managed cloud services could also prove to be an effective solution for those who don’t have adequate resources to employ system administrators.

Cloud hosting providers

According to the American market research company Forrester, six leading public cloud providers (Google, Microsoft Azure, AWS, Alibaba, IBM and Oracle) saw steady growth in 2019 and will continue to be the same in 2020.

While AWS almost maintains consistent growth throughout the last two years, Azure has seen a sudden rise in the previous year.


Nowadays, every organization relies on cloud hosting services at least to an extent, whether it is SaaS (software as a service), PaaS (platform as a service) or IaaS (infrastructure as a service). Global market surveys in IT suggest many interesting facts regarding the growth of cloud computing.

In 2020, the global market in cloud computing is supposed to exceed $200 billion. Also, cloud initiatives will be accountable for almost 70% of technological expenditures in 2020. Within a five year span from 2020, the world will witness nearly 80% of organizations migrating towards cloud services.

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