SA Cloud market report

This report focuses on two primary areas of analysis:

  • The significant global trends shaping the cloud services markets, and their impact on the local market and players.
  • The status of cloud computing services in South Africa, major new initiatives, rate of cloud adoption, and 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 of 109 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
  • Acronyms
  • Cloud Definitions
  • International Cloud Trends
  • Local Market Survey
  • Industry Drivers
  • Industry Challenges
  • Industry Market Trends
  • Hyperscaler Profiles
  • Cloud Channel Profiles
  • Market Sizing
  • Cloud Regulation and Governance

Table of Contents


Cloud definitions

  • Acronyms
  • Cloud computing definitions
  • Five essential Cloud Computing characteristics
  • Cloud Actors
  • Cloud Computing Reference Architecture
  • Cloud Service Management
  • Cloud Security Framework
  • Cloud Computing service models
  • Cloud Deployment Models
  • Cloud Platform stack management

International Cloud Trends

  • Cloud adoption trends
  • Enterprise Cloud strategies
  • Enterprise Cloud initiatives
  • Cloud challenges
  • Cloud migration challenges

Local Cloud Market Survey

  • Local Cloud Market Study Methodology
  • Market Segmentation
  • Cloud adoption
  • Cloud Services Providers
  • Cloud Deployment Model
  • Motivation for Cloud Computing
  • Motivation for Multi-Cloud
  • Cloud Challenges
  • Cloud use cases
  • Public cloud growth in 2021
  • Cloud productivity software
  • Impact of POPIA

Local UC Market Survey

  • Local UC Market Study Methodology
  • Market Segmentation
  • Collaboration tools
  • Primary collaboration tool use period
  • Benefits experienced through using collaboration tools
  • Video conferencing tools
  • Video conferencing features
  • File sharing services

Local Market Drivers from an Industry Point of View

  • Summary
  • Nature of work
  • Cloud Security
  • IT Modernisation
  • Data analytics
  • Innovation
  • Automation and Artificial intelligence
  • Containerisation for legacy apps
  • Hybrid Cloud


  • Summary
  • Cost optimisation
  • Cloud skills
  • Building the plane while you’re flying it
  • Critical legacy solutions

Local Trends

  • Summary
  • Multi-cloud
  • 5G
  • Microservices and Serverless
  • Autonomous Databases

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

Hyperscaler Profiles

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

Selected Cloud Channel Profiles

  • Local cloud industry dynamics
  • Altron
  • BCX
  • Dimension Data
  • iCOCO
  • Synthesis
  • Silicon Sky
  • First for Cloud
  • Tarsus on Demand
  • Vodacom

Cloud Regulations and Governance

  • Protection of Personal Information Act
  • SARB regulations
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • United States Cloud Act

Deliverables and format

  • PDF Power Point 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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