Here is the Worldwide Cloud computing market share for first quarter 2017.
- Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the leader with 33% worldwide market share
- Microsoft Azure, Google and Alibaba achieved annual growth rates of 80% or more.
- Microsoft Azure, Google, IBM, Alibaba and Oracle all achieved Q1 growth rates that were substantially higher than that of AWS
Microsoft’s Azure Services Platform addresses the issue of moving computing “into the cloud.” With the Azure Services Platform, processing and storage moves from individual corporate servers and websites(processing, storage, and network bandwidth) to large Microsoft data centers.
Microsoft’s Azure Services Platform is an internet-scale cloud computing and services platform hosted in Microsoft data centers, which provides an operating system and a set of developer services that can be used individually or together.