SA Cloud market report

SA Cloud Market Report 2023

This report delves into the global trends that are influencing the cloud services market and how they affect the local market and its players. Additionally, it examines the present state of cloud computing services in South Africa, highlighting noteworthy new initiatives, the speed of cloud adoption, and the subsequent impact on the competitive market structure.


  • This research was conducted through extensive secondary research and selected face-to-face interviews with leaders of various Cloud OEM and System Integrators service provider organisations in South Africa.
  • A survey was conducted with 949 respondents knowledgeable on cloud in their organisation, on their usage of cloud.
  • A bottom-up and top-down analysis was undertaken to arrive at market estimations and forecast.

Report Content

  • Introduction

Cloud Definitions

  • Acronyms
  • Five essential Cloud Computing characteristics
  • Cloud Actors
  • Cloud Computing Taxonomy
  • Cloud Computing Reference Architecture
  • Cloud Service Management
  • Cloud Security Framework
  • Cloud Computing service models
  • Cloud Computing service model applications
  • Cloud Deployment Models
  • Cloud Deployment Models (cont)
  • Cloud Platform stack management

International Cloud Trends

  • Worldwide Public Cloud End-User Spending
  • Worldwide Public Cloud Services End-User Spending Forecast
  • International cloud usage
  • International cloud trends
  • Public cloud adoption trends growth from 2021-2023
  • Public cloud adoption of Enterprises compared to Small Medium Businesses (SMBs)
  • Use of multi-cloud architectures by organisations
  • Top challenges of international cloud users
  • Public Cloud services used for all organisations.
  • Public and Hybrid Cloud trends
  • Private cloud technologies used for all organisations.
  • Additional international cloud trends
  • International Trends in Quantum Cloud Computing

Local Cloud Market Survey

  • Local Cloud Market Study Methodology
  • Market Segmentation
  • Key business drivers of technology adoption
  • Key challenges with technology adoption
  • IT Security adoption
  • Cloud Computing Use
  • Cloud Maturity
  • Cloud Service Providers

Local Market Drivers from an Industry point of view

  • Drivers Summary
  • Business Transformation, Innovation and Time-to-Market driving competitive advantage.
  • Cost Management and Optimisation
  • Data analytics drives decision making and assists in revenue generation.
  • Data Security, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
  • Containerisation potentially a faster path to better applications
  • Hybrid Cloud is the deployment model of choice.
  • Automation and Artificial intelligence are accelerating.


  • Inhibitors Summary
  • Migration, Transition and Integration Complexity
  • Cloud skills for complex solutions increasingly in short supply
  • Governance and Compliance
  • Critical legacy solutions sustain resistance to migrate to Cloud
  • Organisational change resistance and the fear of vendor lock-in

Local Trends

  • Trends Summary
  • Cloud-native Development
  • Edge computing solutions, IoT with 5G
  • Microservices and Serverless – the next step in modernisation
  • Green Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Marketplaces

Market Sizing

  • SA Cloud Computing market sizing estimate
  • SA Infrastructure as a Service Market Sizing
  • SA Platform as a Service Market Sizing
  • SA Software as a Service Market Sizing
  • SA Cloud enablement and managed services estimate

Hyperscaler Profiles

  • Global cloud competitive positioning
  • AWS
  • Microsoft
  • Google Cloud
  • Oracle
  • Huawei
  • VMWare

Local Cloud Industry Dynamics

  • Local Cloud Industry Dynamics
  • Aspects impacting local System Integrators (SI’s) in the cloud computing environment
  • Aspects impacting local System Integrators (SI’s) in the cloud computing environment (continued)

Selected Cloud Channel Profiles

  • Altron
  • BCX
  • Dimension Data
  • iOCO
  • Synthesis
  • Silicon Sky
  • First for Cloud
  • Tarsus on Demand
  • Vodacom

Cloud Regulation and Governance

  • South African National Data and Cloud Policy
  • South African National Data and Cloud Policy (continued)
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • United States Cloud Act

Deliverables and format

  • PDF PowerPoint format
  • Clients are also entitled to a presentation/workshop in Johannesburg (may be combined with other topics at BMIT’s discretion)

Further information

For further information and details on how to subscribe to this research, please contact Anita Mathews on 011 540 800 |082 466 2317 |

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