Research: Cloud race has Amazon far in lead, Microsoft showing rapid growth
Synergy Research Group has revealed findings from Q4 2017 that show spending on cloud infrastructure services leaping 46 percent over the same quarter in 2016, "comfortably beating the growth rates achieved in the previous three quarters."
The expansion was driven by aggressive growth among market leaders Amazon (AWS), Microsoft, Google and Alibaba. While IBM sits among those leaders, it lost half a percentage.
First-by-a-length AWS gained but a half percentage of market share, compared to Microsoft's gain of three percent.