Top cloud providers 2019: A leader’s guide to the major players


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  • Published February 10, 2019
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Competition in the cloud computing space is heating up this year. This ebook offers a look at the relative merits, advantages, and shortcomings of the most prominent contenders.

From the ebook:

The top cloud providers for 2019 have maintained their positions, but the themes, strategies, and approaches to the market are all in flux. The infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) wars have been largely decided, with the spoils going to Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. But new technologies, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, have opened up the field to other players.

Meanwhile, the cloud computing market in 2019 will have a decidedly multi-cloud spin, as the hybrid shift by players such as IBM, which is acquiring Red Hat, could change the landscape. This year’s edition of the top cloud computing providers also features software-as-a-service (SaaS) giants that will increasingly run more of your enterprise’s operations via expansion.

One thing to note about the cloud in 2019 is that the market isn’t zero sum. Cloud computing is driving IT spending overall. For instance, Gartner predicts that 2019 global IT spending will increase 3.2 percent to $3.76 trillion with as-a-service models fueling everything from data center spending to enterprise software.

In fact, it’s quite possible that a large enterprise will consume cloud computing services from every vendor in this guide. The real cloud innovation may be from customers that mix and match the following public cloud vendors in unique ways.

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