The public cloud services market in India is on pace to grow 33.

6 percent in 2013 to total $404 million, an increase of $101 million from 2012 revenue of $303 million, according to the latest outlook by Gartner, Inc. Infrastructure as a service (IaaS), including cloud compute, storage and print services, is expected to grow 33.9 percent in 2013 to $59.2 million. Gartner predicts that from 2013 through 2017, $3.9 billion will be spent on cloud services in India, $1.7 billion of which will be spent on software as a service (SaaS).

Public Cloud Market in India has rapidly evolved in the last 2 years and stands at USD 160192 Million in CY 11: Zinnov Study
Key Findings of the Study:  Public Cloud comprises of 20-22% of the total cloud computing market in India

 The Public Cloud Market demonstrates potential to reach USD 685 Mn by CY14  Indian Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) market stands at USD 120-143 Mn, potential to reach USD 410 Mn by CY14
 Public Cloud is at a very nascent state of the market and may not have hit the inflection point yet  Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) has shown a promising growth of 84% in the last 2 years

Cloud computing will generate some 14 million new jobs worldwide by 2015, and India alone will create over 2 million, predicts a study commissioned by Microsoft and conducted by International Data Corporation(IDC).

t a time, when private enterprises are only testing the waters around cloud computing, India's central government has made a bold decision to migrate critical information infrastructure on the cloud. Department of information technology is planning to set up a national cloud based network that connects all state data centers which would make that the backbone of national e-governance plan, which when completed would deliver many government to citizen and government business services via the internet.

In effect, each of the 28 states and 7 union territories will now have a private cloud of their own. TheDepartment of IT has invited proposals from IT companies like HP, IBM, Cisco and Dell to set up and maintain private clouds in each state. The move may cost the Centre less than Rs 100 crore, and will help the exchequer prevent wastage of money on duplication of resources. State Data Centres built at a cost of Rs 4-5 crore each, are operational in about 16 states, with the rest lagging behind. UP, Punjab, Assam, Mizoram, Jharkhand, Chattisgarh are laggards, even as all states in the South have fully functional data centres, provisioning many public services online.
he government has set up committee to recommend framework for cloud computing services under the chairmanship of Infosys' Executive Co-Chairman S Gopalakrishnan (Kris). The committee has been set up following instructions from IT and Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal. "Infosys' Kris Gopalakrishnan is chairing the committee. It will suggest a framework to promote cloud computing service in and from the country," Indian Computer Emergency Response Team's Director Gulshan Rai, also member of the committee, told PTI.