The Amazon Web Services cloud sees ten times as much usage as the next fourteen competitors combined, according to a new report from industry research firm Gartner.
At least according to Business Insider’s reporting of the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant for public cloud.
And over at VentureBeat,
HP’s public cloud is now too small to be included in Gartner’s big market report.
The big three are out-investing their rivals, and they’re seeing significant and sustained growth as a result. The cost of scaling all this infrastructure is huge, as we’ve repeatedly seen in their quarterly earnings. Others, increasingly, cannot afford to keep up.
Some give up and do something else. Others focus on addressing particular niche workloads, where raw scale and global footprint are less of an issue.
There’s plenty of scope for all of these smaller niche players… and many of the niches are actually pretty large.
But the gulf between those (three, basically) that can afford to routinely drop billions on new data centres and those that cannot continues to widen.