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Personal Cloud Market worth $57.7 billion by 2028 - Exclusive Report by MarketsandMarkets™
[January 15, 2024]

Personal Cloud Market worth $57.7 billion by 2028 - Exclusive Report by MarketsandMarkets™

CHICAGO, Jan. 15, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- The market for personal clouds may see more edge computing used, security measures strengthened, IoT and AI technologies integrated, and cross-platform compatibility prioritised. The development of personal cloud services is also anticipated to be influenced by environmental concerns, changing subscription structures, and regulatory compliance. It is vital to consistently observe industry trends in order to remain up to date on possible advancements.


The Personal Cloud Market size is expected to grow from USD 24.7 billion in 2023 to USD 57.7 billion by 2028 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.5% during the forecast period, according to a new report by MarketsandMarkets™. The global Personal Cloud Market has witnessed a drastic rise in recent years, fueled by the ever-growing need for individuals to seamlessly manage and access their digital data across multiple devices. This dynamic landscape has seen a proliferation of personal cloud solutions that provide users with a secure and convenient platform to store, share, and retrieve their files, photos, and documents. The demand for personal cloud is rising as the world becomes increasingly interconnected, reshaping the way individuals interact with their digital content.

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Value (USD Million/Billion)

Segments Covered

Type, User Type, Hosting Type, Revenue Type, Vertical, and Region

Geographies Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America

Companies Covered

Some of the significant Personal Cloud Market vendors are Google (US), Microsoft (US), Apple (US), Dropbox (US), AWS (US), Box (US), Seagate Technology (US), Western Digital (US), Synchronoss (US), Egnyte (US), BUFFALO Technology (Japan), Funambol (US), SugarSync (US), ElephantDrive (US), Cloudike (US), SpiderOak (US), ASUS Cloud (Taiwan), IDrive (US), AT&T (US), and OpenDrive (US).

One of the driving factors behind the surge in the Personal Cloud Market is the ubiquity of smartphones and connected devices. With the increased mobile device usage, consumers are seeking solutions that transcend the limitations of device-specific storage. Moreover, personal cloud services offer a centralized repository, allowing users to effortlessly synchronize and manage their data, creating a seamless and unified experience across various devices.

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Additionally, In the competitive realm of Personal Cloud Market, innovation is a driving force. Key players in the market continually strive to enhance user experience by introducing intuitive interfaces, leveraging AI for organization and search capabilities, and integrating seamlessly with popular applications. These innovations not only attract new users but also contribute to user retention in an environment where expectations are constantly evolving.

By User Type, the enterprises segment is expected to capture the highest CAGR during the forecast period.

The user type segment of the Personal Cloud Market is segmented into enterprises and consumers. The enterprises segment is estimated to hold the highest CAGR during the forecasted period. The enterprise user type plays a crucial role in the Personal Cloud Market, contributing to the demand for advanced features, robust security measures, and scalable solutions that cater to the specific demands of businesses. Unlike individual consumers, enterprises often require cloud services that facilitate collaboration, data management, and secure access for multiple users within a corporate environment. The role of the enterprise user type extends beyond basic storage needs, influencing the development of features such as advanced collaboration tools, administrative controls, and comprehensive security protocols.

A real-world example illustrating the impact of enterprise user types is the adoption of Microsoft OneDrive for Business. Microsoft has strategically positioned OneDrive for Business as part of its Microsoft 365 suite, catering specifically to the needs of enterprises. This service integrates seamlessly with other productivity tools, such as Microsoft Teams and SharePoint, providing businesses with a comprehensive ecosystem for file storage, collaboration, and communication. Enterprise-focused features, including advanced security measures, compliance tools, and centralized administrative controls, demonstrate how personal cloud providers tailor their offerings to meet the demands of large organizations.

Additionally, the enterprise user type influences pricing models within the Personal Cloud Market. Many providers offer business-oriented plans with tiered pricing by the number of users, storage requirements, and additional enterprise-grade features. This approach allows personal cloud service providers to address the scalability and customization needs of enterprises, aligning their offerings with the requirements of larger organizations that often operate on a different scale compared to individual consumers. As the trend towards remote work and digital collaboration continues, the role of the enterprise user type will likely grow in significance, shaping the direction of innovation and competition in the Personal Cloud Market.

Based on enterprises, the large enterprises segment is expected to account for the largest market share during the forecast period.

The Personal Cloud Market, by enterprises, is segmented into SMEs and large enterprises. It is expected that during the forecast period, the large enterprises segment is expected to hold the largest market size and share in the Personal Cloud Market. Large enterprises wield significant influence in the Personal Cloud Market, driving demand for advanced features, enterprise-grade security, and scalable solutions tailored to the complexities of expansive organizational structures. Unlike individual consumers or SMEs, large enterprises operate on a massive scale, necessitating personal cloud services that can accommodate extensive data storage, sophisticated collaboration tools, and stringent security measures. The role of large enterprises in shaping the Personal Cloud Market is characterized by their capacity to set high standards for performance, security, and customization.

A compelling example illustrating the impact of large enterprises on the Personal Cloud Market is Amazon Web Services (AWS), which offers a comprehensive set of cloud services, including Amazon S3 for scalable object storage. Large enterprises leverage AWS for their cloud storage needs, benefiting from its reliability, scalability, and integration with a wide range of additional services. AWS caters to the diverse requirements of large enterprises by providing customizable solutions that align with their extensive computing and storage demands, effectively setting a benchmark for the industry.

Moreover, the role of large enterprises extends to influencing the development of cutting-edge technologies within the Personal Cloud Market. As these enterprises adopt emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, and advanced analytics, personal cloud providers are compelled to integrate these functionalities into their services. The demand for innovative solutions that enhance data processing, insights generation, and overall efficiency is often driven by the requirements of large enterprises, shaping the trajectory of technological advancements within the Personal Cloud Market.

North America is projected to hold the largest market share during the forecast period.

By region, North America is projected to hold the most market share in the worldwide Personal Cloud Market in 2023, and this pattern is anticipated to be true over the course of the forecast period. The Personal Cloud Market in North America has emerged as a dynamic and influential force, reshaping the way individuals manage and access their digital content. The US and Canada are the major contributors, as most of the major companies of the Personal Cloud Market are based in these countries. The region's strong technological infrastructure and high levels of digital adoption have fueled the growth of personal cloud services, which encompass storage, synchronization, and sharing solutions for personal data. With the increasing reliance on smartphones, tablets, and other connected devices, users in North America are seeking seamless and secure ways to store and access their photos, videos, documents, and other files. Personal cloud services provide a convenient and user-friendly platform for individuals to store their digital assets remotely, allowing them to retrieve and share data across multiple devices effortlessly.

Key players in the Personal Cloud Market, such as major tech companies and dedicated service providers, have capitalized on the demand for secure and accessible storage solutions. The market has witnessed innovations such as enhanced security features, collaborative tools, and integration with other digital services, catering to the diverse needs of users. With the evolving digital ecosystem, the North American Personal Cloud Market is expected to maintain its significance, driven by the ongoing digital transformation, the proliferation of IoT devices, and the increasing awareness of data privacy. The region's tech-savvy population and the continual evolution of personal cloud offerings are likely to sustain the market's growth, making it a pivotal component of the broader digital landscape in North America.

Top Key Companies in Personal Cloud Market:

Some of the major personal cloud vendors Google (US), Microsoft (US), Apple (US), Dropbox (US), AWS (US), Box (US), Seagate Technology (US), Western Digital (US), Synchronoss (US), Egnyte (US), BUFFALO Technology (Japan), Funambol (US), SugarSync (US), ElephantDrive (US), Cloudike (US), SpiderOak (US), ASUS Cloud (Taiwan), IDrive (US), AT&T (US), and OpenDrive (US).

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Recent developments:

  • In July 2023, Dynamics 365 Copilot, the world's first AI copilot integrated into cloud-based CRM and ERP apps, was unveiled by Microsoft recently. Its goals are to improve processes, provide insights, pinpoint the optimal course of action, and cut down on time spent on administrative duties.
  • In October 2022, to help Lyve Mobile customers expedite mass data transfers from edge or core to the cloud destination of their choice, such as Amazon S3, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, and Lyve Cloud, Seagate Technology announced the release of a new data transfer feature called cloud import. This secure, quick, and easy method of data ingest.
  • In December 2022, as part of its continuous endeavour to give customers even more robust options for data protection, Apple unveiled three cutting-edge security capabilities aimed at thwarting threats to user data in the cloud. Users may confirm that they are speaking solely with the people they desire to speak with by using iMessage Contact Key Verification. Users can choose to need a physical security key in order to access their Apple ID accounts with Security Keys for Apple ID. Users can choose to further secure critical iCloud data, such as iCloud Backup, Photos, Notes, and more, with Advanced Data Protection for iCloud, which employs end-to-end encryption to offer Apple's highest level of cloud data protection.

Personal Cloud Market Advantages:

  • The improved control and privacy over your data is one of the main benefits. You have complete control over where your data is kept and who may access it when you have a personal cloud.
  • Users can alter their personal clouds to suit their own demands in terms of storage configuration. Selecting storage capacities, putting security measures in place, and customising the system to suit user preferences are all included in this.
  • While setting up a personal cloud may require an initial hardware and software investment, the costs can be recouped over time. Recurring subscription costs for public cloud services can be avoided by users.
  • Users can frequently access their data offline thanks to personal clouds. Those who require file access without a constant internet connection may find this useful.
  • Expandable storage is made flexible with personal clouds. As their demands increase, users can simply add extra storage capacity without being constrained by set plans or limitations.
  • Multiple device data synchronisation is made simple by personal clouds' seamless integration with local devices. This guarantees users can access their files on multiple platforms.
  • Personal clouds typically have one setup fee and no ongoing costs, in contrast to many public cloud providers that charge a monthly fee. Those who want to cut down on recurring costs may find this useful.

Report Objectives

  • To define, describe, and forecast the Personal Cloud Market based on revenue type, user type, type, hosting type, vertical, and region
  • To forecast the market size of five main regions: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America
  • To strategically analyze the market's subsegments with respect to individual growth trends, prospects, and contribution to the total market
  • To provide detailed information related to major factors (drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges) influencing the growth of the market
  • To analyze opportunities in the market for stakeholders and provide details of the competitive landscape for major players
  • To comprehensively analyze the core competencies of key players
  • To track and analyze the ecession impact and competitive developments, such as mergers & acquisitions, new product developments, and partnerships and collaborations, in the market.

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