AWS is still a minnow — but it makes big waves

Amazon Web Services may no longer surpass 10X the utilized capacity of its next 14 closest competitors, thanks to a booming Microsoft Azure and signs of life at Google, but it’s still the $10 billion-plus gorilla in cloud computing. Ironically, this makes it a mere minnow in the grand scheme of enterprise IT. The overall IT market surpasses $4 trillion, with cloud (IaaS, SaaS, PaaS, and so on) accounting for only 10 percent of the total, as Apprenda executive Joseph Jacks reminds us.

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