Study: PaaS marketplace to increase $10.2 billion by 2017

Anyone who has been paying attention to the way technology has been changing over the last few years has followed the rise of the cloud to mainstream consciousness. More companies are starting to get on the bandwagon and these virtual systems have become a factor in the IT landscape and the influence is only just beginning.

Recently, IDC released a forecast of the Platform-as-a-Service industry. According to the numbers, through 2017 the PaaS solution market will increase 30 percent every year and top out at $14 billion. By comparison, the industry currently sits at $3.8 billion.

The main reason for this increase is because of the growing need from companies to improve their infrastructure and speed up application development to meet cloud solution demands. On top of that, the changing landscape is being influenced more by younger employees who are more comfortable with the latest technology.

"The new generation of employees and managers, who grew up in the era of the Internet and mobile access is considered the norm, are accustomed to using not only data, but also the various Internet-based software tools," the article reads. "It is this generation, which is driving force for the transition to a new model of consumption of IT from the cloud."

With the help of an IT consulting firm that specializes in cloud consulting services, any organization will be able to jump on the bandwagon and start reaping the benefits of the cloud. From data backup solutions to improving a remote workforce, businesses will be taking steps into a new era of corporate infrastructure.