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The Cloud Computing Market - France

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1.1 Definition and scope of the study

Cloud computing is a service that refers to the remote exploitation of the storage and/or computing power of computer servers. Cloud computing is characterized by its flexibility of use, enabling even the most skilled users to manage the server themselves, or to concentrate exclusively on developing and operating server-based applications. These services can be provided either by shared servers (public cloud), or by servers strictly dedicated to a customer (private cloud)

The main cloud computing services can be classified into the following three sub-segments

  • SaaS (Software as a Service),

  • PaaS (Platform as a Service)

  • IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service)

The rise of cloud computing is part of a movement to concentrate and collect IT services and data, with the aim of improving business efficiency through cost reduction and automation.

The global cloud computing market, dominated by the USA, is growing by leaps and bounds. Recently, the market has been driven in particular by the dynamism of PaaS and IaaS services, but SaaS still dominates.

The French market is more immature than that of its European neighbors, but remains extremely dynamic. As with the global outlook, SaaS dominates the French market (around 50% of sales), although growth in the PaaS and IaaS segments is expected to quickly reach similar levels of usage and revenue.

Finally, in this study, global data and statistics are often extrapolated to France, as the national cloud computing market is highly insignificant. Indeed, global giants such as Google, Amazon and Microsoft dominate this playing field, and their actions therefore apply to any geographic market.

1.2 A booming global market

Value of the global enterprise cloud computing market Worldwide, ****-****, in billions of euros Source: ****

North America has the largest share of the cloud computing market; in fact, by ****, the sector's sales in the North American market already amount to ** billion euros. This is remarkable considering that in ****, the equivalent value ...

1.3 A fast-growing domestic market despite low adoption rates

According to Eurostat, the share of companies purchasing cloud computing services over the Internet in France rose from **% in **** to **% in ****. This equates to an increase of **%. By ****, **% of companies in the EU (***) had purchased such services.

The chart below confirms that France is lagging behind its European counterparts. Note: data ...


2.1 Demand for cloud computing services is dominated by the IT and communications industries

Cloud computing penetration among businesses France, ****, in Source: ****

In ****, the vast majority of companies using cloud computing services were IT companies in sectors related to communication and repair. A significant proportion were also administrative companies. In essence, any company able to reduce costs through automation benefits from cloud computing.

In general, ...

2.2 Demand for cloud computing services varies according to company size

The majority of companies using cloud computing services are large enterprises, and there is indeed a positive correlation between size and the penetration rate of cloud computing services. In ****, **% of small businesses (***), it was **%.

The main reason for this is accessibility. Often, large companies have offices all over the world, where ...

2.3 Confidence in cloud computing services is relatively low

Internet user confidence by service France, ****, in Source: ****

Cloud computing as a service was still considered unreliable by respondents in a survey from ****. Only **% of respondents trusted the service, compared with **% for e-government, for example. This could be linked to the fact that consumers use cloud services for their personal possessions ...

2.4 Type of cloud computing services required

EU and France, ****, in Source: ****

Finally, a **** study reveals that the French consider file storage to be the number one service provided by cloud computing, with **% of French people using this service. Email (***) are also popular services

Compared to the EU average, France demands more services related to file storage, databases ...


3.1 Types of cloud computing activities

Cloud computing is still a new industry, so the value chain is not static and is constantly evolving. Nevertheless, according to the "Cloud Computing White Paper", the following activities have emerged: [***]

Cloud access providers : companies providing remote access to computing and/or storage resources, offering IaaS and/or SaaS services Cloudbuilders: ...

3.2 Overview of market structure

Source: ****

3.3 Player evolution and positioning

Segmentation Business Growth (***) Players Cloud infrastructure services IaaS **% Amazon, Google, Microsoft Hosted private cloud **% IBM, Rackspace, NTT Other cloud computing services Enterprise SaaS **% Microsfot, Adobe, Salesforce UCaaS **% RingCentral, Mitel, *** Infrastructure and hardware software Public cloud **% Dell EMC, Cisco, HPE Private cloud **% Dell EMC, HPE, Microsoft Hybrid cloud SW **% VMwre, BMC, Micro ...

3.4 AWS dominates market share

World, ****, as % of total Source: ****

The chart above illustrates global market share based on investment (***). The remaining companies account for over **% of the market.

This data can be extrapolated to France, since the leaders shown in this chart are present and leading in all cloud computing markets.

3.5 Case study : Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services (***) has over *,***,*** active users. The ten best-known customers, based on monthly spend, are:

Netflix: $** million La surprise: $** million LinkedIn: $** million Facebook: $** million Turner Broadcasting: $** million BBC: $* million Baidu: $* million ESPN: $* million Adobe: $* million Twitter: $* million


Netflix began using AWS in ****; today, it is fully invested in AWS ...


4.1 B2C market overview

The cloud offering for consumers mainly comprises SaaS and storage solutions. Offers are generally free or use a "freemium" model: the offer is free up to a certain usage limit and then becomes chargeable.

Overall, prices in the cloud market have fallen in a context of competition. Google, for example, reduced ...

4.2 B2B market analysis

For the B*B market, offerings are more varied and comprehensive, covering all solution categories, including IaaS, PaaS and SaaS.

The differences between SaaS, IaaS and PaaS are explained on the next page. Below is an overview of the services offered by each sub-segment.

Text in italics = user-managed

Bold text = ...

4.3 The role of government in cloud computing

Digitization is a cornerstone for the government, which is investing considerable sums to improve this transition. For example, since ****, France has been committed to a ** billion euro investment plan, the ultimate aim of which is to equip the whole country with broadband by ****. [***] A further *** million euros has been deployed for ...


5.1 Regulations that create obstacles?

Indeed, according to the BSA/The Software Alliance - an association of major software manufacturers such as Microsoft and Adobe - which recently published the **** edition of the ranking Global Cloud Computing Scorecard believes that French legislation and policy are not suited to the favorable development of cloud computing on its ...


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