The first and most drastic change that occurred over the last year is the number of players that Gartner decided to highlight in its report: the number of vendors went from 14 to just 6 this year.
Why is that?! Have the big become bigger and the small smaller?! Or has the space shrunk? The latter is highly improbable. All the contrary: earlier last year, forecasted that the highest growth in the cloud market would be coming from the sector this MQ covers: Gartner predicted that the cloud system infrastructure services would grow over 36% to reach $34B+ in 2017.
So, what gives?!
Read on to learn what gives. As far as the rankings themselves go, I think it’s reasonable: AWS and Azure can generally go head-to-head on features though Amazon does have the advantage. Google is a distant third and the rest aren’t major players.