Who are AWS major competitors in the market
AWS has the following competitors:
- Microsoft Azure
- Google Cloud
AWS is the market leader because of the following things:
AWS holds a global 69% of the cloud computing market share because of the following things:
- AWS was started way early in the year 2006, when no company, literally no company was ready to set foot in the cloud computing industry, because of the risk, since no one ever tried it!
This basically means AWS as a cloud provider has more experience in the field of cloud computing, and hence becomes an obvious choice when people are looking for a reliable cloud provider.
- The provisioning capacity of AWS is 6 times, read it again, 6 TIMES than the server capacity of all of its competitor’s combined.
- Flexible pricing was an option that AWS came up with i.e pay-as-you-go, now a days every cloud provider is a copy of what AWS came up with.
- Reliablilty, AWS is a subsidiary of Amazon Inc. which is also an e-commerce giant. The fact that it has hosted its own e-commerce application on AWS, gives people a “trust” feeling on their cloud product.
On the other hand, all of this was before Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud came into the picture. Though, they are still lagging behind by a huge number, still with the kind of advancement Google (GCP) has shown in its cloud product, it’s just a matter of time, that both these giants may become equal in the cloud industry.
It will be really exciting to see these giants i.e Microsoft, Google and AWS fight the ultimate battle of cloud!