TECH SUPPLIER Oct 2019 - Market Perspective - Doc # US45577719

Worldwide Semiannual Public Cloud Services Tracker Methodology, 1H19

By: Rasmus AndsbjergProgram Director, WW Software and Public Cloud Services Trackers, Matt LawtonResearch Director, Software and Public Cloud Services Trackers

Table of Contents

Executive Snapshot

Figure: Executive Snapshot: Worldwide Semiannual Public Cloud Services Tracker Methodology, 1H19 — Overview

New Market Developments and Dynamics

Methodology Changes for 1H19


What Are Public Cloud Services?

Market and Vendor Performance Measurement

Types of Public Cloud Services Revenue

Public Cloud Services Revenue Segmentation


Table: Example of the Difference Between Company and Vendor Revenue, 2017 and 2018




Company Revenue Modeling

Technology Underlying Public Cloud Service Offerings

Revenue Recognition

Treatment of Different Currencies and Exchange Rates

Table: Average Exchange Rates Used in First-Half Year Tracker in 2019

Historical Data Reporting

Determination of "Other"

Forecast Methodology

Forecast Assumptions

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Appendix: Frequently Asked Questions

What Are the Key Attributes of a Cloud Service?

Table: Attributes of Cloud Services

On Which Part of the Cloud Ecosystem Does the Tracker Focus?

What Are the Criteria for "Multitenancy"?

What Is the Difference Between Cloud Software (SaaS and PaaS) and Hosted Application Management?

Figure: Comparison Between Cloud Software and Hosted Application Management

Are There Various Levels of Self-Service Capabilities Among Different Public Cloud Services Types?

How Does IDC Account for a Single-Tenant Application Being Offered as a Service on a Cloud Infrastructure Service (Like Amazon's EC2 or Microsoft's Azure)?

Some Service Providers Are Now Offering "Dedicated" Cloud Services That Are Provisioned Rapidly and Dynamically from Their Multitenant Services Pools. An Example Would Be Amazon's Dedicated Instances. Are These Services Counted in the Public Cloud Services Tracker?

How Does the Tracker Categorize Services That Offer Some Level of Dedicated Resource Within an Otherwise Public Cloud Service (e.g., Cloud Archiving Services That Offer a Dedicated Storage Option)?

Are We Counting the Money the Vendor Gets or the Money an Enterprise or Consumer Pays for the Service?

How Does IDC Allocate Revenue for Cloud Services to Different Cloud Services Categories? For Example, Does Revenue from a Customer Buying CRM SaaS Get Allocated Among CRM (Apps) and Other Categories (e.g., IaaS, Data Access) the Service Provider Uses to Support Delivery of the CRM SaaS Offering?

How Is Revenue Attributed Geographically in the Tracker?

How Is the Revenue of Acquired Companies Displayed in the Tracker?

There Is an Increasing Variety of Supplier and Partner Relationships Emerging in the Cloud Services World. How Does IDC Make Revenue Allocation Decisions When There Are Different Partner Relationships?

What About Telco Revenue?

How Do We Handle Public Cloud Services Revenue That Is Generated from Third-Party Software?

Where Do We Include Data Transfer Fees in the Tracker?

How Does IDC Account for Hadoop Services in the Cloud Tracker?

How Does the Tracker Categorize Revenue from Office 365 and Google Apps?

What Is Managed Cloud, and Is It Included in the Tracker?

Is Business Process-as-a-Service Revenue Included in the Tracker?

What Is the Difference Between the Tracker and Other Prominent IDC Worldwide Cloud Reports?

What Is the Link Between Software's License Type Segmentation and Cloud Services Revenue?

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