Top 10 Market-Leading Cloud Service Providers 2018
At present, cloud computing companies are enjoying an impressive growth undoubtedly. The market itself is not showing any sign of slowing down its considerable growth. If the Forrester Research brings into the consideration, the global cloud market is expected to be $178 billion in the year 2018 and will enjoy a continuous growth at a CAGR of 22 percent. Be it is a private/ public or hybrid cloud offerings, the whole cloud market is expected to continuously grow upward.
Through AWS, Azure and Google clouds are the titans that are leading the industry yet, there are multiple medium-size enterprises and cloud-start ups in the market that are offering reliable and prompt cloud computing solutions.
Now, comes the query, which one should you choose? Well, choosing the right cloud service provider that scales up with your business needs is really becoming a daunting task in the availability of multiple vendors. But, to make it easy for you, we have outlined the top 10 cloud service providers in the given list. Let’s go through the list to find out which one will be the best for your business.
Google is moving towards to focus on business customer segment. It is very strong in Artificial Intelligence along with the ML (Machine Learning). It has added enhanced managed services providers to its partner program, increasing the MSP partners, offering cloud support services to the enterprise clients for the Google Cloud platform. One of its prime advantages is price I.e. the GCP is running between 40- 50% cheaper for identical services on AWS and Azure.
The organization has adopted the cloud as a full-on-demand service-Azure. And, it has put two of its biggest cash cows Office and SQL Server in Azure that can be used by anyone. The Microsoft developed Azure to test, deploy and manage the applications along with the services via a global network of Microsoft-managed data centers. It’s helping Azure grow with having a deep enterprise legacy. Recently, it added the DevOps support for the Kubernetes containers.
The company offers end-to-end cloud solutions with a comprehensive range of services such as consulting and strategy, application services, infrastructure service, migration, and management services. The company is also in partnership with the top cloud service providers including AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, Rackspace and Oracle Cloud. One of the biggest advantages of its cloud services is- availability at an affordable price with robust support.
Its AWS unit has grown as one of the largest, most comprehensive cloud offerings in the world. These services make a great choice for enterprises as well as startups. Its offerings include compute, storage, network, backup to software (DevOps) and database. It’s getting bigger and bigger and with this, its growth rate is also rising. In past few years, it has got more than a million enterprise-cloud clients and is continuously moving more aggressively beyond its IaaS roots into PaaS.
Undoubtedly, the IBM has made an unexpected entrance into the elite tier of the enterprise cloud. And, it came with all power as it has merged all its cloud offerings (Watson, BlueMix, and SoftLayer,) into one single brand-IBM cloud. The IBM cloud delivers more than 170 services across PaaS, IaaS, SaaS and other cloud services. It’s successfully creating a unique cloud business amongst its huge enterprise clients as it helps its clients in converting the legacy systems to private clouds along with possessing mastery in dealing with the challenges of hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud environments.
This organization has gained $20 billion in the cloud revenue (as per the stats) on and off the balance sheet (approximately 40% from a year ago) with the huge strength of its market-leading SaaS business. The company has surely grown beyond its initial offering of on-demand CRM to offer PaaS via its force.com offering. A helpdesk system-desk.com and site.com, an application builder.
This on-premise software giant has recently expanded its Paas business with its SaaS business (approaching $5 billion in revenue) by introducing the Oracle Autonomous Database along with other autonomous PaaS services. Its SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS offerings include a database, Java, middleware, security and identity management services. These services enable the integrating legacy systems with the cloud systems and offer bare-metal cloud offerings. Letting Oracle consumers move their on-premises.
As per the reports, this longtime leader in the on-premise enterprise applications is expecting its cloud revenue to surpass its on-premises revenue. Its cloud offerings are developed around its HANA in-memory technology. Delivering SaaS for a line of the business applications, IaaS for an on-demand infrastructure and PaaS for a cloud platform. The services provided by SAP are available from the hybrid, public and private clouds as well.
Considered as a refined cloud storage service offered by Dropbox Inc. This cloud solution is utilized by multiple small businesses as well as customers for storing files/documents virtually on the remote clouds servers. It serves as an online or cloud personal hard drive and lets users access any saved information and contented from any device using the internet connection. It’s available as a desktop application that can be downloaded by the users for saving the files directly in the Dropbox folder located on the desktop.
With a unique reputation and position in the market, bone-deep commitment to clients’ success, ongoing 40T% revenue growth and a market cap (worth $30 billion). This organization is punching above its weight in the cloud wars. It’s sort of a complete gamut of cloud-based solutions for IT professionals and specializes in IT Operations Management, Service Management, Business Management Applications along with delivering forms-based workflow application development.
Now, we would like to give it an end. These were the top 10 cloud service providers. As per their specifications. There are few cloud service providers who limit their business to small customers/business and mid-sized enterprises etc. So, if you are thinking to hire any cloud solution provider. Keep your business requirements in mind and then choose wisely.
Sneha is a business analyst at OrangeMantraTech, an IT service company with 1500+ clients over the world, provides innovative information technology, enabled solutions and services. We are offering mobility solutions, enterprise, digital solutions, web development, Analytic solutions, ecommerce solution and Internet of Things services across the world. OrangeMantra Tech helps industry customers establish best practices in business development and management. If you are looking for a reliable digital transformation partner for your business, connect with us.