AWS remains dominant despite rivals' surges: report

Staff writer
Telco SDN/NFV Asia

New fourth quarter data from Synergy Research Group has shown that Amazon Web Services (AWS) continues to dominate the cloud infrastructure services market, achieving a worldwide market share of over 31% in the quartercloud infra market with more than 31% share.

Synergy Research also said Microsoft and Google have by far the highest growth rates among the market leaders but are making little impact on AWS, which continues to growstrongly and to increase its market share. 

IBM meanwhile continues to lead within the private and hybrid services segment. The four top-ranked companies all grew more strongly than the market as a whole and in aggregate account for over half of the worldwide market. 

For full-year 2015 AWS share of the worldwide market was 31%, followed by Microsoft (9%), IBM (7%), Google (4%) and Salesforce (4%).

The research firm said with most of the major operators having now released their earnings data for the fourth quarter, Synergy estimates that quarterly cloud infrastructure service revenues (including IaaS, PaaS and private and hybrid cloud) are now approaching the $7 billion milestone, with trailing twelve-month revenues exceeding $23 billion. 

Total 2015 revenues grew by 52% from the previous year.

John Dinsdale, chief analyst and research director at Synergy Research said, “The big four cloud operators are continuing to run away with the market.” 

“The second tier of operators are either niche players, generalist IT service providers, or companies lacking the scale, focus and investment capabilities required to truly challenge the top four hyperscale cloud providers. This second tier includes Salesforce, Rackspace, Oracle, NTT, Fujitsu, Alibaba and HPE,” the analyst said.

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