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Total global expenditure on cloud infrastructure services in Canalys:2022 $247.1 billion year-on-year growth of 29% and 23% in 2023

via:IT之家     time:2023/2/9 18:00:59     readed:221

According to IT House, February 9, Canalys Research reported that in the fourth quarter of 2022, global spending on cloud infrastructure services increased by 23% year-on-year to $65.8 billion, an increase of $12.3 billion. For the whole of 2022, total spending on cloud infrastructure services increased from $191.7 billion in 2021 to $247.1 billion, an increase of 29% year-on-year. Compared with the first quarter of 2022, the quarterly growth rate slowed significantly, falling by more than 10 percentage points (34% in the first quarter of 2022 and 23% in the fourth quarter of 2022).


Rising public cloud costs, driven by inflation, have forced corporate customers to focus on optimizing public cloud spending after investing in digitally transformed IT over the past three years, the study said. Macroeconomic uncertainty is prompting companies to adopt a more conservative attitude towards IT budgets. More and more customers are adapting their cloud strategies to improve efficiency and control. Some enterprises are starting to "go back against the cloud", repatriating some cloud workloads to the private cloud or in the form of hosting to reduce costs, which drives the adoption of hybrid and multi-cloud deployment strategies. While corporate demand for cloud services continues, the growth rate of cloud infrastructure services will continue to slow in the coming quarters. In 2023, Canalys expects global spending on cloud infrastructure services to grow by 23% for the whole year. & nbsp

The reality of deteriorating macroeconomic conditions and looming recession has slowed the number and speed of corporate customers moving to the cloud in the fourth quarter, especially those with larger workloads. International leading cloud manufacturers are inevitably affected, with their growth down about 5 percentage points from the previous quarter. The top three in the fourth quarter of 2022, Amazon Cloud, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud, grew 26 per cent, accounting for 65 per cent of spending.

Amazon Cloud Technology led the cloud infrastructure services market in the fourth quarter of 2022, accounting for 32% of total spending. It grew 20% year-on-year in the quarter, the lowest growth rate in the history of Amazon cloud technology, according to daizen Canalys. The decline in corporate customer spending, as well as the rise in server energy and operating costs, has led to a growing negative impact on its profitability. But Amazon Cloud continues to invest actively in its channel ecosystem to expand its influence and gain new customers. This quarter, Amazon Cloud announced that it had won new customers, including Nasdaq, Yahoo and Descartes Laboratories. In terms of capital investment, it has launched new availability zones in Spain and Switzerland and a second availability zone in India, expanding the infrastructure coverage of Amazon cloud technology.

Microsoft Azure accounts for 23% of the global cloud infrastructure services market, up 31% from a year earlier, and is still the second largest supplier. Although we have seen Azure's consumption growth slow, its future income will remain stable as its contract backlog increases to $189 billion in the fourth quarter of 2022. As more and more customers turn to hybrid cloud services, Azure continues to lead the hybrid computing market with Azure Arc. It announced that it had more than 12000 Azure Arc customers, including Citrix, Northern Trust and PayPal, twice as many as it did a year ago. Microsoft is also betting heavily on artificial intelligence as a driver of Azure growth. IT House has learned that Microsoft recently announced that it will become the exclusive cloud provider for OpenAI and will run artificial intelligence services, including ChatGPT, on Azure in the future, and is expected to further integrate with ChatGPT.

Google Cloud is the third-largest cloud service provider, up 36% from a year earlier, surpassing Amazon Cloud Technology and Microsoft Azure, with a market share of 10%. Although Google Cloud is still operating at a loss, the loss has been reduced. Its differentiated products and focused marketing strategy help to promote the development momentum of customers. The presence of key customers, including Siemens Energy, Intel, Qualcomm and Magic Leap, will bring sustained and steady revenue growth in 2022. In 2023, Google Cloud promised to engage more deeply with the channel partner community to drive new growth. At the same time, to improve profitability, Google Cloud announced a move to extend the life cycle of some of its servers and network equipment to six years to reduce depreciation costs in the coming quarters.


  • Global spending on cloud services will grow by 23% in 2023

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