Synergy Research Group: Amazon Leader in Public IaaS; IBM in Private Cloud

Q3 Report: Amazon Leader in Public IaaS; IBM in Private Cloud

Today’s report, fresh from Synergy Research Group, providers of quarterly market tracking and segmentation data on IT and Cloud related markets, reveals that Amazon Web Services continues its leadership in the IaaS market, with a 45% share of the worldwide public IaaS market. However, the Q3 report details that the latter two of the big three, Microsoft and Google, are showing much higher growth rates, and within the platform as a service market, where the competition is much more stiff.

“Amazon remains more than twice the size of the next three public IaaS providers combined. Competition is tighter in the public PaaS market but Amazon still has a big lead over Salesforce, Microsoft and IBM.”

In other news, the report details the earnings of IBM’s managed private cloud segment as the undisputed market leader, with Amazon, Rackspace and NTT following closely behind. Amazon, Microsoft, IBM and Google continue to hold control well over half of the worldwide market with no signs of slowing, as the report projects continued growth the cloud market share.

Additionally, Synergy estimates that quarterly cloud infrastructure service revenues, including public IaaS, public PaaS and managed private cloud, have now reached well over $8 billion and continue to grow at 50% per year, and although public IaaS is the largest of the cloud segments depicted above, public PaaS is growing much more rapidly.

“Scale is the name of the game, especially in the public cloud markets,” said John Dinsdale, a Chief Analyst and Research Director at Synergy Research Group. “Amazon, Microsoft and Google continue to invest huge amounts in their hyperscale data center infrastructure, and all three have recently expanded their data center footprints and also announced plans to open up more geographic regions in the coming months. This scale is the prime reason why they are able to gain market share and pressure smaller players into consolidation or refocusing their cloud activities. Some tier 2 players are looking to buck the trend and at least some are seeing particularly strong growth, including Alibaba (particularly in IaaS) and Oracle (in PaaS).”

For the full details, visit Synergy Research Group’s Quarterly Market Tracking.

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