18 Nov Microsoft leads the Cloud Market in Growth
Microsoft leads the cloud infrastructure market in growth, though it still trails Amazon in total market share, according to recent research from Synergy Research Group.
Microsoft cloud services, including Windows Azure, saw third-quarter revenues spike by 136 percent, and its market share grew to ten percent while Amazon still holds about 27 percent of worldwide cloud market share.
“Given the level of competition in the market, Microsoft’s growth rate has been truly impressive, reflecting a strong corporate focus on cloud and huge ongoing investment levels” said Chief Analyst and Research Director at Synergy Research Group, John Dinsdale. “The other main feature of the Q3 market was the return to strong sequential revenue growth at AWS following a relatively weak second quarter. While prices continue to fall, Q3 did not see the huge pricing disconnect that caused AWS growth rate to falter in Q2.”
IBM is behind Microsoft with 7 percent market share. Google and Salesforce round out the top five cloud providers worldwide.
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As businesses continue to move toward the cloud, Microsoft is likely to continue to gain ground as businesses around the world have already turned to Microsoft Office and O365 and Microsoft Dynamics to power their businesses.