When analyzing the Cloud market there are many ways to look at the numbers; Revenue, year-to-year or quarter-to-quarter growth – or lack of revenue – or market share. Each of these numbers tells a story, but in the cloud market, where overall growth continues to be high and Azure continues to expand solidly, the company is still struggling to gain a significant lead over AWS.
This must be frustrating for Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, who managed to get his company from cloud wannabes to a strong second place in the IaaS / PaaS market, still finds his company miles behind the cloud market leader. He did everything right to get his company to that point, but sometimes math is just not in your favor.
Numbers don't lie
According to John Dinsdale, chief analyst at Synergy Research, Microsoft's overall growth rate is higher than that of Amazon. However, AWS still has a huge lead in market share. "In absolute dollars, it usually has bigger sales growth and that makes it difficult to catch Amazon," he says soon, regardless of the quarterly performance of Microsoft and AWS , "
The most important thing about the cloud market is that it is nowhere near a solid cake. In fact, it is growing rapidly and there is still a lot of market share to be gained. To date, before Amazon reported, it has a significant lead no matter how you want to measure it.