In our list of the top 10 cloud service providers in 2017, we highlight the best of the best in cloud computing, including those providing infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions.
“The Cloud Computing model offers the promise of massive cost savings combined with increased IT agility. It is considered critical that government and industry begin adoption of this technology in response to difficult economic constraints,” according to the National Institute of Standards Technology or NIST, which is one of the oldest physical science labs in the United States. Its measurements support everything from nanoscale tech to global communications networks.
In light of this statement, and in addition to a positive forecast of a “rapidly expanding and steadily evolving” cloud services market through 2020 according to the International Data Corporation (IDC), we see tremendous opportunity for new players, though they’ll have their hands full trying to wrest market share from the top 10 cloud service providers in 2017.
To come up with this list, we sourced Datamation‘s evaluation of the industry’s financial reports and market research and then updated the revenue numbers according to the latest earnings results, though it should be noted that not all of the companies provide segments for their cloud computing.
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Based on the most recent earnings reports, the top 10 cloud service providers in 2017 are Adobe Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:ADBE), Amazon Web Services of Amazon Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), Google Cloud of Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG), International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM), Microsoft Azure of Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT), Oracle Corp. (NYSE:ORCL), Rackspace Hosting Inc. (NYSE:RAX), Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE:CRM), SAP SE (NYSE:SAP), and Workday Inc. (NYSE:WDAY).
The following list focuses on infrastructure-as-a-service, platform as a service and software-as-a-service vendors, which are ranked per their estimated cloud revenue. Check out the list of the top 10 cloud service providers in 2017 beginning on the next page.