24 years back, no one could have gauged the maverick impact of cloud.

Today, we are standing at the vanguard of cloud-based innovations.

There was a time when storing huge amounts of data meant commissioning datacenters and shelling out extra bucks. But thanks to cloud, it has made a complex process like data storage easy, secured, cost-effective, and less cumbersome process. This is a critical business problem that cloud solved and allowed firms, regardless of size and industry, to focus better on core products and innovations. But that’s not all. From retail, banking, security, to education, energy, infrastructure, and more-cloud has been a major driver for progress and growth.  

Globally, companies, regardless of size and sector globally, are reaping the benefits of cloud migration and computing services. So how far and better has the world embraced this new-fangled technology? This blog exclusively covers cloud-driven impacts across the three region-APAC, MENA, and India. Let’s find out. 

Decoding Cloud-led Transformations Across APAC 

Once an agrarian economy, Southeast Asia has now emerged as a hub of digital transformation and cloud innovation. Based on a recent study, the cloud market in this region is estimated to be a whopping $330 billion in 2025. In continuation, another study projected that APAC’s public cloud market is set to grow by 20%, clocking in a market volume of $20 billion by 2027.  

For Southeast Asia to grow into a prosperous digital economy, several factors should come into play. From the tourism boom, high internet usage, 5G technology, to digital lifestyle demands, these factors are leading to a proliferation of technological innovations. Given the growing demand for data, countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand have witnessed an influx of investments from global tech companies.

For instance, a leading telecommunications company in Japan has invested 90$ million to build their own datacenter in Bangkok. AWS, a key player in public cloud services provider, recently announced that they would invest $6 billion over the next 14 years. Moving further, Indonesia has already turned into a popular investment nexus for leading cloud companies such as Google, AWS, Microsoft, and Alibaba. The Cloud computing market in Indonesia is expected to grow by $10.7 billion by 2025.  

A city in Philippines, touted as the next tech powerhouse of Asia, has solved its water management gaps through the power of cloud computing and Cloud4C. Sounds unbelievable, but the story gets inspiring as it progresses. Manila Water, one of the leading providers of water infrastructure services (water treatment, distribution, sanitation, and sewerage services), flagged off the country’s largest digital transformation initiative to ensure a continuous supply of clean and drinkable water to 27 million households. As a leading managed cloud services provider in the APAC region, Cloud4C has helped the company overcome potential performance lags and potential outages in its core infra. Manila Water could experience high business resilience with lower risks of data loss. Acknowledging this successful feat, Cloud4C reshaped the transformation and digitization of Philippines’s water infrastructure. 

The State of Digital Transformation Across MENA  

If there is any region that has shown a huge proclivity to cloud adoption, it's the Middle-east. The first wave of digital transformation hit MENA when UAE unveiled its first smart city,  Masdar City, forging a path towards sustainability and digital innovation. Since then, the governments in the Gulf have left no stone unturned to foster a culture of digital readiness and encourage leading cloud managed services to invest in technological change. This can be proved through the myriad of government-led schemes and policies that set the ground for rapid digitization and growth.

For instance, Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, is a government-led initiative that aims to create a “vibrant society, thriving economy, and an ambitious nation” by 2030. On the other hand, UAE’s Fourth Industrial Revolution Strategy laid the cornerstone of a digital-first economy, transforming the country’s socio-economic fabric through technological investments, innovations, and sustainability. Revamping the urban infrastructure, policies such as Smart Abu Dhabi, UAE’s Smart Dubai, and Saudi Arabia’s Neom Project have given clearance into building IoT-managed smart cities through cloud technologies and innovations.

As a part of the Qatar National Vision 2030, Qatari public organizations have locked in their investments into advancing the cloud infrastructure market, ICT sector development, and e-government projects. Bahrain’s Cloud-first Policy has completely changed the way the government's function, with more than 70% of organizations adopting cloud migration services. Once intertwined in paperwork and redundancy, today the Baharani Government can address the needs and concerns of the people faster and better.

How are Key Cloud Managed Services Players Leaving a Mark in the Middle east? 

Key cloud managed services players such as AWS, Google, and Azure and Cloud4C have already claimed their share in MENA’s cloud market. For instance, as a part of the Abu Dhabi Investment Office’s (ADIO) initiative, AWS decided to beef up investments to build technological capabilities across the region. Cloud4C, MENA’s leading cloud services provider, has set up an in-house cloud datacenter in Egypt to help the country’s largest telecom provider deliver seamless digital services to its people. Recently, they signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Oracle to facilitate cloud-led adoptions across MENA, making enterprises cloud-centric and globally ready. 

Tracing the Growth of Cloud-led Transformations in India

India is not far behind when it comes to cloud adoption. A study by IDC revealed that public cloud spending will reach $8 billion by 2024 at a CAGR of 22.2%. NASSCOM predicts that by 2025, India will emerge as the second largest cloud talent hub, with the demand for cloud experts exceeding 2 million.

Government-powered initiative Digital India focuses on transforming the technology infrastructure and internet connectivity to ensure socio-economic development and digital literacy. One of its key pillars is to build, accelerate, and drive AI and cloud-driven innovations and products to promote India as a global tech hub of the world.

A classic example of this is the National e-Governance Project that underpins the use of cloud and information and communication technology (ICT) to digitize government services and improve their service delivery. This is going to be supported by the National Data Center and Cloud Policy that aims to elevate the growth of cloud-based data centers and improve cloud operations with a special emphasis on cloud space security.  

To ensure data and cloud security, the Government has come up with a new law called the Digital India Act that covers 4 key aspects of IT and digital infrastructure: open internet, data protection, digital authority, and cybercrimes. Recently, IBM and Indian Institute of Science have joined hands to promote research in hybrid cloud innovations. Scientists from both these respective institutions are studying ways in which companies can derive maximum value from hybrid cloud adoption and leverage the potential of AI.

Cloud4C, India’s leading cloud managed services, in partnership with AWS and Intel, launched India’s first Amazon Web Services (AWS) Outposts Innovation Lab. With its base located in Hyderabad, this lab is designed to focus on accelerating digital innovations, revamping legacy tech infra, and use AI/ML led cloud technologies to solves the complex problems plaguing India’s business landscape.  

Cloud4C: Inspiring Business Transformations through Cloud, Culture, and Commitment

Every country is in a silent race to become the next tech powerhouse. With the advent of cloud technology, this has become more evident, as organizations worldwide are adopting cloud as a business driver.  Today, cloud is the enabler of leading innovations such as drones, electric cars, blockchain, quantum computing, cloud portability, and more. In the coming years, a cloud-enabled future will become a possibility as it will take a lead in reshaping societies, cultures, and business paradigms. Public cloud managed services such as Cloud4C have been at the forefront of leading cloud transformations and innovations.  

Backed by 2000+ cloud experts, Cloud4C has an incredible track-record of serving more than 4000 enterprises across 26 countries located across Americas, Europe, APAC, and Middle East. Offering end-to-end cloud migration and management services, the company enjoys a diverse portfolio of differentiated services such as SAP managed services, security managed services, and community cloud. Cloud4C harbors a dedicated expert team focused on driving digital evolutions, business transformations for enterprises powered by cloud-native and SAP technologies.  

Supporting consulting and deployment support for leading market players, our cloud services come with zero downtime, low TCO, high ROI, quicker speed to market, and compliance with data privacy regulations.  All these, from infra to application login, are delivered in a single SLA powered by proprietary Self Healing Operations Platform (SHOP).  

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