Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)’s AWS Is Larger Than Google, Microsoft And IBM Cloud Capacity Combined


Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)’s Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the largest public cloud vendor the world has even seen. AWS is not only growing in user numbers and products, but the platform has become the yardstick for measuring other providers. However, many of those other vendors don’t actually measure up although they are fond of making exciting claims about their public cloud campaigns. By one metric Amazon’s AWS is larger than its major rivals combined.

AWS is ten times larger than rivals combined

While public cloud business is still in the early stages, AWS has already opened an in insurmountable lead over rivals in the space. The computing capacity of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)’s AWS is cited as being ten times larger than that of 14 of its immediate challengers combined. If names are to be named, AWS is larger than Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) and several others combined.

Beyond computing capacity, AWS is also recommended as the safe choice for those looking for strategic cloud implementations.

Microsoft is the better option

Outside of the clear public cloud market leader AWS, Microsoft’s Azure is considered the better option. Azure has above average execution ability which makes it a great consideration for companies seeking multi-vendor approach in public cloud deployment.

Others vying for cloud market share

Google is trying to compete, but the company has a long way to go in building a formidable force in the public cloud arena. The area where Google is mainly lacking is capabilities. Others in the public cloud contest like Rackspace Hosting, Inc. (NYSE:RAX), VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) and Centurylink Inc (NYSE:CTL) are doing well but will have to do more to raise their ranking profile in the space.

IBM isn’t doing enough

When it comes to IBM, the company has the potential but it simply isn’t doing enough. IBM needs to invest more in its SoftLayer offering and Cloud to gain more share in the cloud market.

Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) has been cited in a cloud report as lacking a lot when it comes to public cloud. But the company seems to be more interested in hybrid cloud offering.

At the moment, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)’s AWS is the undisputed champion of public cloud, but it remains to be seen how long it can remain in that position.

Neha Gupta

Neha Gupta has been in the financial space for over six years now. Gupta earned her MBA degree from Symbiosis Centre of Distance Learning in 2009 and her passion for finance led her to pursue Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) course. She has successfully completed Level II of her CFA. She is a veteran in article writing, which is depicted in her numerous pieces published on SeekingAlpha, Nextiphonenews, InsiderMonkey, MarketWatch, and Techinsider. Her crisp and eloquent writing finds its best place in Researchcows, where emphasis is given on developing rich content for various websites, products, business plans, trainings, and book writing.

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