A few things stood out to me when I read this report regarding cloud computing market share:
First I was surprised at the amount of revenue cloud computing is already generating for these companies. We are very early in the cloud computing model, and I think this will be huge going forward for whatever company wins the battle.
Second, I was surprised at Google’s market share in this world. You rarely hear about Google’s cloud initiative, and I have never run across any company that uses Google’s Cloud service.
Third, I thought Microsoft was way ahead of the other non- Amazon competitors. Microsofts Cloud (Azure) is the hub to Microsofts next post-Windows business model. I think Microsoft and possibly and possibly Salesforce have the most to lose by not gaining market share.
Cloud computing makes alot of sense for alot of companies, and because it is so competitive prices will be very attractive. Whoever wins this battle will have a very lucrative business model for years to come.
If you would like a brief overview of cloud computing architecture, this article from Rackspace is a good overview.