Microsoft has announced that a number of cloud innovative features will be launched in China in 2022 with the launch of the new Azure Data Center area, including the Internet of Things (iot) feature Azure Digital Twin and the planned launch of Azure Arc hybrid cloud and multi-cloud management solution for the Chinese market in the first half of 2022.
Microsoft Smart Cloud consists of more than 200 physical data centers covering more than 34 markets around the world. On March 1st, Microsoft intelligent cloud Azure was officially launched in the data center area of China. This is the fifth Azure data center area of Microsoft Smart Cloud in The Chinese market, which once again doubles the service capacity of Microsoft Smart Cloud Matrix in China.
Tao Ran, General manager of Azure Product Marketing, Microsoft Greater China, said that Microsoft will continue to increase Azure computing capacity in China, Azure function implementation and investment, while continuing to increase every key business, especially SaaS (software as a service) and PaaS (platform as a service).
Microsoft said that with the launch of the new Azure data center area, a number of cloud innovative feature services will be launched in China in 2022, including Availability Zone, which provides 99.99% service level agreements and flexibility policies when a VIRTUAL machine is running in two or more Availability zones. Large-scale failures can be prevented by failover to different zones.
The Azure Digital Twins can create physical "Digital Twins" in the cloud to realize the simulation and simulation of traditional business in the Digital environment, which has been used by the first batch of customers. Azure Purview, a unified data governance solution, helps users manage on-premise, multi-cloud, and SaaS data.
Microsoft plans to launch its Azure Arc hybrid and multi-cloud management solution, which manages data and applications across hybrid and multi-cloud environments, for the Chinese market in the first half of 2022. Combined with the previously released Azure Stack series of hybrid cloud solutions, it can build a ubiquitous cloud for Chinese enterprises and drive digital transformation.
According to the report "Tracking global and Chinese Public Cloud Service Market (2020)" released by IDC, the overall market size of global public cloud service (IaaS/PaaS/SaaS) reached usd 312.42 billion in 2020, with a year-on-year growth of 24.1%. The overall market size of China's public cloud service reached USD 19.38 billion. Year-on-year growth of 49.7% was the highest in all regions of the world. IDC expects China's share of the global public cloud service market to rise from 6.5 percent in 2020 to more than 10.5 percent by 2024.
In addition, according to Microsoft's financial report for the second fiscal quarter of 2022, its revenue in the second fiscal quarter was 51.728 billion DOLLARS, up 20% from 43.076 billion dollars in the same period last year. Microsoft's Smart Cloud division, which includes server products like Azure Public Cloud, GitHub and Windows Server, generated $18.33 billion in revenue, up 25.5 percent. Revenue from Azure and other cloud services grew 46% year over year.
Regarding the changes and trends of Microsoft's cloud service market in China and around the world in 2022, Kang Rong, Vice President and General Manager of Marketing and Operations of Microsoft Greater China, said that China's public cloud market is growing very fast. Compared with the global market, the proportion of SaaS in China's public cloud market is relatively low. As China has a large number of device services, SaaS has a great space for development. "As Chinese enterprises become more and more mature in digital transformation, the demand for SaaS will be higher and higher. SaaS services such as Microsoft 365 and Dynamics 365 will have a large and rapid development market, but this does not mean that device services will not continue to grow."
In addition, Kang Rong predicted that there will be a trend of low code, no code development platform, sustainable development trend, "there will be a lot of growth opportunities in the security market, Microsoft provides enterprise, international level security services, this is a good opportunity for Microsoft."