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August 7, 2023 - by Darren White
Cloud adoption is no longer just a fad or a competitive differentiator; it is a catalyst and driver for successful, long-term business transformation. Although many organizations have been apprehensive about the data security of and in the cloud, modern cloud vendors are constantly thwarting growing concerns via the latest security features and updates. This leaves even the most heavily regulated organizations without worrying about data security or compliance breaches.
The global cloud computing market is steadily growing at a CAGR of 14.1%, with reports expecting it to be worth $1.5 trillion by 2030. Rising efforts towards digital transformation and the continued shift to the hybrid work model are prime drivers of this growth. Cloud computing also enables enterprises to expand their business across geographies – without physically setting up an office.
While several new cloud providers are constantly entering the cloud space, the three giants, Amazon, Azure, and Google, continue to maintain their market position. Offering a host of new-age services and capabilities, these top-tier cloud vendors have established a great reputation.
But when it comes to choosing one over the other, the decision is not easy. So, who’s winning the battle in the enterprise cloud market? Let’s take a look!
The public cloud market has been dominated by AWS since the very beginning. Even today, it is the market leader, offering a comprehensive range of reliable, scalable, and cost-effective computing services. Established in 2006, Amazon’s services, such as EC2, Lambada, Lightsail, Aurora, DynamoDB, and S3, make it an extremely sought-after platform for developers, data scientists, and solution architects.
Launched in 2010, Microsoft Azure provides organizations with intelligent, cloud-native innovations, allowing them to build what they want, where they want it. They can create secure, future-ready cloud solutions using numerous on-premises, hybrid, multi-cloud, and edge options. Today, Azure’s OpenAI, Dev Box, Virtual Machines, DevOps, and Machine Learning Services are extremely sought-after by businesses across industries.
Google Cloud offers several modern cloud capabilities, allowing businesses to build apps faster, make smarter decisions, and foster collaboration. Since its launch in 2011, this public cloud platform has been a popular choice for organizations across telecommunications, media, retail, and software companies. Today, Google offers over 150+ cutting-edge computing, storage, AI, database, analytics, and networking products.
As the cloud becomes a core driver for transformation and success, it is no longer a question of whether to opt for cloud but which platform to choose. Although the market is mushrooming with hundreds of vendors, here’s a comparison of the top three providers:
Choosing the right public cloud platform for your business can be a herculean task. But here are some tips:
Remember, no cloud is better than the other: the decision you make depends on which cloud platform best fits your organization’s unique needs.
If you’re ready to reap the benefits of a cloud infrastructure or need help in deciding which model is best suited for your organization, explore our Cloud Advancement Services today!
Darren White serves as the Practice Director, Cloud Advancement at Synoptek, bringing 25 years of professional experience to his role. At Synoptek, White is responsible for the growth and strategic direction of the company’s public cloud practices and oversees cloud-related development, cloud center of excellence, sales campaigns, solution offerings and cloud operations.
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