Research: Cloud race has Amazon far in lead, Microsoft showing rapid growth

February 2 2018

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. 

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Dann Anthony Maurno is a seasoned business journalist who began his career as International Marketing Manager with Lilly Software, then moved on as a freelancer to write for such prestigious clients as CFO Magazine; Compliance Week;Manufacturing Business Technology; Decision Resources, Inc.; The Economist Intelligence Unit; and corporate clients such as Iron Mountain, Microsoft and SAP. He is the co-author of Thin Air: How Wireless Technology Supports Lean Initiatives(CRC/Productivity Press, 2010).

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