Cloud Computing

China's Cloud Computing Market Was Worth CNY 37.8 Billion in 2015

Updated:2016/9/5 16:28

CATR (China Academy of Telecommunication Research) released Cloud Computing White Paper in 2016 on September 1.

Cloud Computing Market

The White Paper shows that China's cloud computing market was worth CNY 37.8 billion in 2015 with a 31.7% increase, and private clouds caught CNY 27.56 billion with a 27.1% YoY increase, which is estimated to grow 25.5% to CNY 34.6 billion in 2016.

We can see the extension of public cloud services from the Internet to the industry market in 2015. The public cloud market grew 45.8% to CNY 10.24 billion over the prior year, dipping slightly compared with the growth rate in 2014. China's public cloud market is expected to be about CNY 15 billion this year, maintaining high growth.


Increasing 60.3% compared with 2014, China's IaaS market was worth CNY 4.2 billion in 2015 and it is expected to maintain a high growth rate in 2016. IaaS became the first choice of IT resource construction for SMEs in the fields such as game, video, mobile Internet. The users of IaaS services indicated a 70% proportion of cloud hosting and cloud storage.


Providing rich API for developers, the fast, flexible and low-cost PaaS service was first choice for Internet entrepreneurs in 2015. The PaaS market demands changed into big data analysis and security monitoring.


Hitting CNY 5.53 billion with a 37.6% increase, China's SaaS market outstripped the combined of IaaS and PaaS markets in 2015, which is a much higher growth rate compared with 15.2% in 2014. In the field of core software services of enterprise management like ERP & CRM, the international companies captured the sizeable share, including Salesforce, Oracle & IBM, and there was no powerful domestic competitor in China from the perspective of product level and technical capability. Nearly 70% of the SaaS users used basic communication software services such as cloud email and unified communication platform, most of which are free.

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