If you don’t like the state of the cloud industry, wait a minute

AWS, Google, Microsoft, VMware varios gigantes del CLOUD.


Until fairly recently, Amazon(s amzn) Web Services was the only game in town when it came to public cloud infrastructure. Not so much anymore. Big and well-funded rivals including Google(s goog), IBM(S ibm) ,Microsoft(s msft), Verizon(s vz), VMware(s vmw), and CenturyLink(s ctl) now field credible options so things are going to get interesting.

Last week Gartner named Microsoft Azure the definitive number two Infrastructure as a Service provider after Amazon although the distance between AWS and everyone else remains large.

Per the report:

AWS is the overwhelming market share leader, with more than five times the cloud IaaS compute capacity in use than the aggregate total of the other 14 providers in this Magic Quadrant. It is a thought leader; it is extraordinarily innovative, exceptionally agile, and very responsive to the market. It has the richest array of IaaS features and PaaS-like capabilities, and continues to rapidly expand its service.

Microsoft made up a ton…

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