A market intelligence analysis by immixGroup says the departments of Defense, Homeland Security and Commerce are the top three government spenders when it comes to cloud platforms based on their budget requests for fiscal year 2017.
DoD has requested $1 billion in funds to support cloud adoption efforts, while DHS and the Commerce Department plan to spend $200 million each on cloud implementation programs in FY 2017, immixGroup said Thursday.
The company noted in the report that there would be an increase in the adoption of cloud tools as the General Services Administration works to expedite the certification process for cloud service providers under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program.
The implementation of the Data Center Optimization Initiative will also drive cloud deployment, according to the analysis.
The report also mentioned that civilian agencies spend more on Infrastructure-as-a-Service and private cloud models, while DoD has allocated most of its cloud funds to IaaS and public cloud platforms.
Agencies cited outdated laws and lack of cloud-ready applications as challenges to cloud adoption, the analysis said.