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CAN MICROSOFT, GOOGLE AND ALIBABA CATCH-UP WITH AWS
If you were looking for areas of competition between technology vendors and where it is likely to be most intense over the coming year, you would be hard to find an area that will be more closely fought over, or scrutinized, than cloud computing. In the middle of last year, data from Synergy Research Group showed that across seven key cloud service and infrastructure market segments, operator and vendor revenues for the first half of 2019 passed the $150 billion milestone, having grown by 24% from the first half of 2018. In the cloud service segments, IaaS & PaaS had the highest growth rate at 44%, followed by enterprise SaaS at 27%.Behind those figures is a trend that has persisted over past ten years since the emergence of cloud computing, notably that AWS dominates the field with Google and Microsoft making up the Big 3. Looking outside of the U.S. there is fierce competition too with Alibaba growing by nearly 93% over the year. For its part, according to Gartner, Microsoft Azure grew 59% for the quarter with Google (60.2%) scored comparatively, with Amazon (26.8%). AWS while still dominating the field is not growing as fast as its competitors. READ MORE