The Telsyte Australian Hyperscale Cloud Market Study 2020 found that the six global hyperscale providers had 82% of the market, with combined infrastructure-as-a-service revenue of $740 million in 2019.
The top six hyperscale clouds in Australia were AWS, Azure, IBM, Google, Oracle and Alibaba Cloud.
The total spend on IaaS in 2019 was 907 million and this is expected to increase to $2 billion this year, Telsyte said.
About three-quarters of organisations were found to be using multiple cloud platforms.
Australian organisations had, on average, four different cloud providers (up from 3.8 in 2019), which is typically a combination of hyperscale, MSP (managed service provider), hosted and on-premises, particularly in larger enterprises.
Telsyte found that businesses without a “organisation-wide” digital strategy were most likely to have 4 or more cloud platforms.
The survey also found that Australian businesses' continued shift to the cloud had highlighted opportunities for MSPs, telcos and other third parties to fill the skills gap.
Nearly one in four (24%) used a third party to manage cloud services and a further 31% said they intended to do so in 2020.