(IQT-Research) Inside Quantum Technology has announced its upcoming “Opportunities for Cloud Access to Quantum Computers: 2021-2025.” The report will be available for purchase at the end of February.
The majority of quantum computer users currently access the quantum computer through a cloud. This has already created a number of opportunities for players in the market. For cloud providers themselves quantum computers present a new market to attack with specially designed and branded offerings. For quantum computer firms themselves the presence of clouds as an access option means that there is a mature pathway to customers and the opportunity to do deals with cloud providers that is profitable for all parties.
The revenue from cloud access will increase as the quantum computing business grows in the next few years. However, there are important factors that will shape the opportunity for quantum clouds going forward. For one thing, there is already signs that prices of quantum computers will begin to drop in the next few years to become more affordable to at least large end users: customer premises computers do not need cloud access. Then there is the question of how today’s classical cloud access will merge into a qubit-transporting quantum Internet.
In this report, we examine the scenarios for evolution of quantum clouds including what users have to expect from them in terms of speeds and latency. We also analyze in some depth how we expect quantum clouds to be branded. The report also includes detailed forecasts of cloud access revenues with breakouts by end user and type of cloud provider. Finally, this report discusses access strategies for the leading quantum computer makers and the direction in which they are headed.