U.S. federal private cloud spending to hit $1.7B in 2014; IaaS leading


http://www.zdnet.com/u-s-federal-private-cloud-spending-to-hit-1-7b-in-2014-iaas-leading-the-way-7000018068/

Some interesting observations from this article summarized below:

  • And, while private cloud spending will reach a mere $1.7 billion in fiscal year 2014, by 2017 the figure is expected to rise by more than three-fold to $7.7 billion. 
  • While Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) leads the way in most sectors, over in the realm of government, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (Iaas) is leading the way, and set to grow to $5.4 billion in 2017.
  • While the U.S. Justice Department needs SaaS offerings in a community cloud, the U.S. Social Security Administration relies on IaaS and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) in the private cloud, and the U.S. Treasury Dept. is leading the way in public cloud spending.