To all except the most hard-core techies, “the cloud” is some mysterious place that stores all of your data, photos, music, and applications - all online and often for free. For businesses, “the cloud” has become the go-to place for new software development and application deployment (known in the business world as “IaaS” – Infrastructure as a Service). But where exactly is this “cloud”, and who owns it? The answer is, to a large degree, Amazon – much more than the company that will sell you anything and deliver it tomorrow. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is far and away the most dominant provider of cloud services, with a market share of over 41% - greater than the next four competitors combined. (Chart from RapidValueSolutions.com)
The Cloud- Where is it? Who owns it?
| July 15, 2019