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AWS continues to dominate cloud services market

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Amazon Web Services continues to dominate the cloud services
market place, while rivals such as Microsoft, Google and IBM
are gaining ground at the expense of smaller players.

According to Synergy Research Group, AWS maintained its 40%
market share in 2016, while the next three biggest providers
(Microsoft, Google and IBM) saw their combined share grow by 5%
to around 23% of the market.

This share increase came from the rest of the market, with
the ext ten largest providers falling 1% to a combined 18%
share, while the combined smaller providers dropped 4% to 18%
as well.

The Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and the Platform as a
Service (PaaS) market is growing, having topped $7 billion in
2016 with an annual growth rate of almost 50%. Including
private cloud services, quarterly cloud revenues are now more
than $9 billion.

"While a few cloud providers are growing at extraordinary
rates, AWS continues to impress as a dominant market leader
that has no intention of letting its crown slip," said John
Dinsdale, a chief analyst and research director at Synergy
Research Group.

"Achieving and maintaining a leadership position in this
market takes huge ongoing investments in infrastructure, a
continued expansion in the range of cloud services offered,
strong credibility with the large enterprise sector,
consistently strong execution, and the wholehearted and
long-term backing of senior management. AWS is checking all
of those boxes and any serious challengers need to do
likewise."Read on: GlobalTelecomsBusiness

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