An IDC Business Value White Paper, sponsored by Amazon Web Services.
Cloud infrastructure is increasingly seen by organizations as the preferred backbone
for digital transformation (DX) initiatives and IT modernization. This is evidenced by the
continued pace of growth in cloud spending, up 38% in 2019 to a worldwide total of
$49 billion and forecast to increase 34% in 2020 to a worldwide total of $66 billion.
There’s no doubt that increasing adoption of cloud compute and storage resources
is driving market growth, and there are important nuances to this growth as well —
regarding the depth and breadth of adjacent cloud services that organizations also
adopt once data is accessible to them.
IDC interviewed organizations about their use of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Storage
services for a variety of use cases. Study participants identified key benefits in adopting