Amazon, Microsoft and Google Are Breaking Away From the Pack in Cloud Infrastructure

Grazed from The Street. Author: Eric Jhonsa.

In the fast-growing and rapidly changing world of cloud infrastructure services (IaaS) such as cloud computing and cloud storage, Amazon (AMZN) , Microsoft (MSFT) and Alphabet's (GOOGL) Google are quickly distancing themselves from the pack. That spells trouble for the long list of would-be rivals who typically don't have as much scale or offer as many features as the leaders.

As was the case in its 2015 report, the 2016 edition of research firm Gartner's closely read IaaS Magic Quadrant report places only Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure in the report's "Leaders" quadrant, which features cloud platforms receiving top marks both for the completeness of their vision and their ability to execute...

Amazon, estimated by Synergy Research to produce more cloud revenue than the next three biggest public cloud providers combined, still has the most prestigious spot in the quadrant, well inside the top-right corner. Microsoft's position along the "ability to execute" axis is improved, and its position on the "completeness of vision" axis is almost even with Amazon's...

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