SOURCE: Synergy Research Group

Synergy Research Group

February 02, 2015 09:00 ET

AWS Market Share Reaches Five-Year High Despite Microsoft Growth Surge

RENO, NV--(Marketwired - Feb 2, 2015) - New Q4 data from Synergy Research Group shows that really strong sequential growth at Amazon Web Services (AWS) propelled it to a five-year high in its share of the cloud infrastructure service market. 25% revenue growth from Q3 enabled AWS to grab a 30% worldwide market share in the final quarter of the year. Microsoft again achieved the highest year-on-year revenue growth, followed by Google, as all three cloud operators outperformed the total market growth and gained market share. IBM growth was broadly in line with the market so its overall market share held steady, while it continued to lead in the private & hybrid service segment. For full-year 2014 AWS share of the worldwide market was 28%, followed by Microsoft (10%), IBM (7%), Google (5%), salesforce (4%) and Rackspace (3%).

With most of the major operators having now released their earnings data for Q4, Synergy estimates that quarterly cloud infrastructure service revenues (including IaaS, PaaS and private & hybrid cloud) are now approaching the $5 billion milestone, with trailing twelve-month revenues exceeding $16 billion. Total 2014 revenues grew by 48% from the previous year.

"Many actual or perceived barriers to cloud adoption have now been removed and the worldwide market is on a strong growth trajectory," said John Dinsdale, a Chief Analyst and Research Director at Synergy Research Group. "The momentum that has been built up at AWS and Microsoft is particularly impressive. They have an ever-broadening portfolio of services and they are also benefitting from a slowdown in the super-aggressive price competition that was a feature of the first half of 2014."

About Synergy Research Group

Synergy provides quarterly market sizing and segmentation data on cloud infrastructure services and related markets, including operator revenues by segment and by region. Data is provided via Synergy's uniquely flexible SIA database which enables rapid analysis and provides a range of graphic data presentation options.

Synergy Research Group (www.srgresearch.com) helps marketing and strategic decision makers around the world via its syndicated market research and custom consulting. For over a decade, Synergy has been providing unique insights and analytics to marketing, business development, and investment professionals. Synergy is a strategic partner of TeleGeography (www.telegeography.com).

To speak to an analyst or to find out more about how to access Synergy's cloud infrastructure services market data, please contact Heather Gallo @ hgallo@srgresearch.com or at 775-852-3330 extension 101.

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