Cloud On-Ramps

The cloud infrastructure services market is projected to grow by 46% this year, reaching $55.8 billion. In turn, the data center industry is seeing a rise in enterprise customers demanding private, direct connections to the major cloud providers via colocation data centers.

Cloudscene has collated data for eight cloud service providers including: Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, IBM Softlayer, Oracle Cloud, VMWare, Alibaba Cloud and Rackspace to provide a comprehensive look into the connections these cloud players offer within global data centers.

Of the 187 cloud on-ramps listed globally, AWS accounts for 32% with a total of 59 direct connections. Google Cloud holds a 21% share and is followed by IBM SoftLayer and Microsoft Azure both with 16% respectively. The share of direct connections is presented in detail for the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific in a recent blog post.

The Cloud Market

Cloud infrastructure service revenues (including IaaS, PaaS and hosted private cloud services) are expected to exceed 40% growth each quarter according to recent data from Synergy Research Group.

Despite the AWS market share remaining strong at 33%, five of its competitors grew considerably faster in Q1, 2017.

In fact, Microsoft, Google and Alibaba are boasting annual growth rates of 80% or more for the period whilst AWS growth was reportedly slower than previous quarters.

Growth percentages aside, the magnitude of AWS’ revenue cannot be overlooked with $3.66 billion reported in first quarter sales (more than Microsoft, Google, IBM, Alibaba and Oracle combined) resulting in a stock climb of 4.7% within hours of the earnings call.

Top 5 Operators
with the most direct connections


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