With the continued growth in cloud computing demand continues to rise and companies are responding to that demand. Datamation has published their top ten cloud computing vendors for 2016. That list is published below:
- Amazon AWS
- Microsoft Azure
- Google Cloud Platform
- Oracle Cloud
It is no surprise that Amazon is on top of the list, but many others on the list are investing heavily and marketing their services aggressively to companies and government agencies. Many of these companies offer special government only cloud offerings to help secure Federal, State and local government contracts.
Many of these companies started with more traditional software and hardware models, but have now branched out into cloud computing. SalesForce.com makes almost all of its revenue from cloud services and has been enjoying double digit growth over the last few years.
In the early days of cloud computing many companies were mostly interested in IAAS or platform offerings from companies like Amazon, Microsoft, Rackspace and Google, but more and more SAAS based offerings from companies such as SalesForce, SAP and Workday have now seen tremendous growth as well. In addition, many companies are now turning to platforms such as SalesForce as an application development platform which is opening up further opportunities for software developers.
The market for cloud computing products and services continues to grow and evolve very quickly. The companies on this list are investing heavily on new products and services and are working hard to move up the list. Microsoft alone is investing billions annually in constructing new data centers for Azure. With this type of competition the cost of cloud services will continue to drop and will further increase adoption rates.