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Introduction: Recently, market research organization Canalys announced the 2018 global cloud computing market research report. According to the report, the overall size of the global cloud computing market in 2018 exceeded $80 billion, a significant increase of 46.5% from $55 billion in 2017.

A few days ago, market research firm Canalys announced the 2018 global cloud computing market research report. According to the report, the overall size of the global cloud computing market in 2018 exceeded $80 billion, a significant increase of 46.5% from $55 billion in 2017.

Canalys announced the global cloud service market rankings for 2018

In the annual ranking of global cloud service providers, AWS is still riding the dust, with $25.4 billion in revenue and 31. The market share of 7% is significantly ahead of other players in the market. Microsoft Azure ranked second with $13.5 billion in revenue and 16.8% market share. Google Cloud is still ranked third with revenues of $6.8 billion and a market share of 8.5%. Alibaba Cloud from China ranked fourth with $3.2 billion in receivables and 4% market share.

According to data released by Canalys, the top four companies' revenue growth rates reached 47.1%, 82.4%, 93.9% and 91.8%, respectively, all outperformed the broader market. The revenues of Google Cloud and Alibaba Cloud are almost doubled.

On the other hand, the eye-catching performance of the top four players in the public cloud market also proves that the concentrated effect of the cloud computing market is highlighting. In the fifth-ranked IBM, the market share fell from 4.7% in 2017 to 3.8%; while the overall share of other vendors fell from 40.8% to 35.2%.

Cloud computing market competition is gradually heating up

Driven by the wave of digital transformation, more and more enterprises are moving their business from the local data center to the cloud. Cloud computing not only makes enterprise business less expensive and more flexible, it also allows companies to quickly innovate and embrace a variety of known and unknown business transformations. And the reason why companies can get these advantages is obviously inseparable from the continuous large investment of cloud service providers.

The giants have a cloud market

The three cloud service providers represented by AWS, Azure, and Google have built tens of billions of dollars in the past five years to build a huge data center network around the world, enabling users around the world to achieve high reliability. Low latency cloud services. On the other hand, the Big Three are also actively deploying PaaS and SaaS, and rapidly deploying new technologies such as IoT, Ai, Kubernetes, docker, and bare metal on their own platforms, greatly accelerating the process of using new technologies to enhance productivity and reduce innovation. And trial and error costs. This is critical for agile operations and rapid decision making.

Under the continuous investment of Big Three and Alibaba Cloud, small and medium-sized cloud service providers have already felt more and more obvious pressure; in the number of data centers, quality of service, price and number of service catalogs, Small cloud service providers have also begun to fall behind. Even if it is transformed into an industry cloud and a cloud of the domain, it is easy to be attacked by both system integrators and IT equipment manufacturers. The small market size and cloud revenues have also made these small and medium-sized cloud service providers enter a slow and sustained weak state, which makes it more and more difficult to get out of the field. Perhaps the same companies as Qingyun QingCloud can complete financing through future listings and temporarily solve the funding problem. However, in the face of more powerful head players, the exhaustion of funds and the awakening of investors will eventually become the final outcome of small and medium-sized cloud service providers such as Qingyun QingCloud.

2019, cloud computing may continue to develop rapidly

In 2019, various institutions gave negative or cautious evaluations of the overall economic situation, which means that many companies will follow A difficult time in a year. Enterprises want to survive this "cold winter", the first thing companies need to do is to open source and reduce expenditure.

Under the successful image of cloud computing, more companies will move from private infrastructure to cloud services in 2019, which will save a lot of IT overall expenses, and secondly will allow enterprises to have more Opportunities embrace the new opportunities offered by 5G, IoT and Ai technologies at a lower cost.

And guided by this general trend, the cloud computing market is likely to continue its rapid growth in 2018.

2019 - CloudAnother round of infrastructure frenzy in the computing data center

A few days ago, Google has announced a data center infrastructure plan of up to $13 billion. In the program, Google will build new data centers in Ohio, Nebraska, Nevada and Texas and expand existing infrastructure in Oklahoma and South Carolina.

According to a survey conducted by market research firm IHS Markit in the second half of 2018 on IT managers of 151 North American companies and organizations, most companies stated that their data centers will have at least a minimum number of physical servers in 2019. double.

In 2019, another round of infrastructure frenzy in the cloud data center is coming. And this is the best news that the entire IT industry is eager to hear in the economic "winter".

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