SYS-CON MEDIA Authors: Pat Romanski, Elizabeth White, Glenn Rossman, Cynthia Dunlop, Peter Silva

News Feed Item

Cloud Computing Services in Russia Offer Huge Growth Potential, Finds Frost & Sullivan

The continuing adoption of cloud services will have a significant impact on both the public and private sectors

LONDON, Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Cloud computing has the potential to improve many aspects of business process. The availability of affordable IT infrastructure will have a positive impact on both small and large enterprises, while cloud-based systems in healthcare and E-government will change the way that people interact with public organisations. Despite some restraints that hinder strong cloud penetration, there is significant growth potential in both the public and private segments of the Russian market.

The use of cloud computing technologies in the public sector in Russia is already well established. Cloud portals are used by many organisations, including universities, R&D institutions and local government administrations. The Russian government also promotes the use of tax accounting software and electronic services. "Successful implementation of Rostelecom's recently developed National Cloud Platform O7 – which offers applications for healthcare, education, housing and utilities, businesses, and smart city – will also have a substantial impact on E-government services in Russia," notes Frost & Sullivan Consultant Andrey Vyatskikh . "Electronic medical records and remote access to secure educational content for schools are among the key developments."

Cloud computing systems are flexible, scalable, and often cost-effective. Without the need for enterprises to invest in their own, expensive data-centers, small businesses are able to access high-class IT infrastructure. Business models can also be affected when cloud services are deployed, since the costs of IT infrastructure migrates from CAPEX to OPEX.

"Nevertheless, there are several restraints for cloud computing penetration in Russia that need to be addressed before such solutions can meet their full potential," explains Mr Vyatskikh. "Information security and privacy are the major concerns for businesses considering investment in cloud-based solutions. Major Russian companies are not yet ready to store critical information in the cloud, because the responsibility for loss or leakage of commercial information has still not been regulated by law." Also, cloud computing requires robust, ubiquitous, and affordable broadband access that is not yet widely available outside the main metropolitan areas of Russia. Other concerns include the fault tolerance of cloud systems and their integration with existing IT infrastructure.

The use of the unified cloud IT infrastructure has already become a standard for Russian financial companies with distributed networks of offices, because it allows for the implementation of new products and services at all locations simultaneously. Cloud electronic document interchange (EDI) systems - which help to decrease document handling time, and to reduce the number of errors and expendables costs,- continue to be adopted by Russian retail companies. 

A number of Russian vendors have already started to provide infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) solutions in the form of public, private, and hybrid clouds. In addition, some of the domestic vendors' applications, including software for document creation and interchange with regulatory agencies, client relationship management (CRM) and content, communication, and collaboration (CCC) systems, are actively used by Russian enterprises on a software as a service (SaaS) basis.

"The continuing adoption of cloud services will have a significant impact on both the public and private sectors in Russia. Implementation of the National Cloud Platform will increase the quality of healthcare and government services due to the unification of services and their higher availability via Internet and public universal access points (terminals)," notes Mr Vyatskikh. "As for the private sector, Russian business is cautiously waiting for more empirical evidence of successful cloud system implementation. As soon as such proof points emerge, demand for cloud services in Russia is likely to increase significantly".

If you would like to learn more about cloud computing development in Russia, please send an email to Joanna Lewandowska, Corporate Communications, at [email protected]. Please include your full contact details in the query.

Frost & Sullivan's ICT for Vertical Markets research programme gives business leaders the understanding upon which to base defensive and offensive vertical strategies.

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today's market participants.

Our "Growth Partnership" supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.

  • The Integrated Value Proposition provides support to our clients throughout all phases of their journey to visionary innovation including: research, analysis, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.
  • The Partnership Infrastructure is entirely unique as it constructs the foundation upon which visionary innovation becomes possible. This includes our 360 degree research, comprehensive industry coverage, career best practices as well as our global footprint of more than 40 offices.

For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organisation prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?

Contact Us:     Start the discussion
Join Us:           Join our community
Subscribe:       Newsletter on "the next big thing"
Register:         Gain access to visionary innovation

Contact:
Joanna Lewandowska
Corporate Communications – Europe
P: +48 22 481 62 20
E: [email protected]

http://www.frost.com
www.twitter.com/frost_sullivan
www.facebook.com/FrostandSullivan

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Samsung VP Jacopo Lenzi, who headed the company's recent SmartThings acquisition under the auspices of Samsung's Open Innovaction Center (OIC), answered a few questions we had about the deal. This interview was in conjunction with our interview with SmartThings CEO Alex Hawkinson. IoT Journal: SmartThings was developed in an open, standards-agnostic platform, and will now be part of Samsung's Ope...
Explosive growth in connected devices. Enormous amounts of data for collection and analysis. Critical use of data for split-second decision making and actionable information. All three are factors in making the Internet of Things a reality. Yet, any one factor would have an IT organization pondering its infrastructure strategy. How should your organization enhance its IT framework to enable an In...
The major cloud platforms defy a simple, side-by-side analysis. Each of the major IaaS public-cloud platforms offers their own unique strengths and functionality. Options for on-site private cloud are diverse as well, and must be designed and deployed while taking existing legacy architecture and infrastructure into account. Then the reality is that most enterprises are embarking on a hybrid cloud...
In her General Session at 15th Cloud Expo, Anne Plese, Senior Consultant, Cloud Product Marketing, at Verizon Enterprise, will focus on finding the right mix of renting vs. buying Oracle capacity to scale to meet business demands, and offer validated Oracle database TCO models for Oracle development and testing environments. Anne Plese is a marketing and technology enthusiast/realist with over 19...
StackIQ offers a comprehensive software suite that automates the deployment, provisioning, and management of Big Infrastructure. With StackIQ’s software, you can spin up fully configured big data clusters, quickly and consistently — from bare-metal up to the applications layer — and manage them efficiently. Our software’s modular architecture allows customers to integrate nearly any application wi...
As Platform as a Service (PaaS) matures as a category, developers should have the ability to use the programming language of their choice to build applications and have access to a wide array of services. Bluemix is IBM's open cloud development platform that enables users to easily build cloud-based, creative mobile and web applications without having to spend large amounts of time and resources o...
The Internet of Things will greatly expand the opportunities for data collection and new business models driven off of that data. In her session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Esmeralda Swartz, CMO of MetraTech, will discuss how for this to be effective you not only need to have infrastructure and operational models capable of utilizing this new phenomenon, but increasingly service providers will nee...
When you set off to build an app that will change the world, designing your system architecture to be reliable and scalable is important but the stark reality is that, for your MVP, you probably had a “need for speed” (of development). You didn’t know what all the axes were to scale your application, where your stress points would be, and what weird and wonderful ways your customers would use it d...
Compute virtualization has been transformational, yet security policy implementation and enforcement has lagged behind in agility and automation. There are a number of key considerations when implementing policy in private and hybrid clouds. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Holland Barry, VP of Technology at Catbird, will discuss the impact of this new paradigm and what organizations can do to...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions, will exhibit at Internet of @ThingsExpo, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, ...