Coolest Cloud Infrastructure Vendors For 2017
The cloud infrastructure services industry saw another exciting and volatile year in 2016, with a few more mega-providers withdrawing their wares amid brutal competition and share consolidating among a handful of hyper-scale players. Four companies -- Amazon, Microsoft, Google and IBM -- now take in more than half the world's Infrastructure-as-a-Service revenue, and they're growing faster than their smaller competitors.
Despite market exits from name-brand vendors like Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Cisco Systems, a number of providers are still looking to survive the upheaval and take advantage of the overall market's massive growth. To succeed, they'll need to establish global presence and the ability to fund major investments in their platforms while carving out legitimate niches with the services they offer.
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