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6 Cloud Providers Everyone Will Be Watching In 2020

Here are 6 cloud providers everyone will have their eyes on in 2020 as they battle for dominance in the cloud computing market.

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As Amazon Web Services continues its cloud computing domination into 2020, the new decade starts with anticipation of how much No. 2 Microsoft Azure can close the gap after better-than-anticipated quarterly results reports from both this month.

The battle between the two public cloud rivals also will play out in the courtroom, where AWS is challenging the U.S. Department of Defense’s award of the $10 billion JEDI cloud computing contract to Microsoft amid allegations of political interference from President Donald Trump.

Industry observers will be tracking the progress of No. 3 Google Cloud under CEO Thomas Kurian, as it continues its enterprise push and hybrid multi-cloud strategy with its Anthos platform.

Cloud computing continues to be the top spending priority among the 2,000 largest U.S. enterprises, according to a Morgan Stanley survey of CIOs in December.

Wedbush Securities analyst Daniel Ives, meanwhile, sees this year as an “inflection point year” for cloud spending that’s driven by enterprises’ multi-cloud strategies.

“We estimate that $300 billion has been spent on the cloud globally over the last four years and, looking ahead, upwards of $700 billion-plus will be spent over the next three years, which speaks to the massive cloud opportunity for Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and others (IBM),” he said.

Here’s a look at six cloud providers everyone will have their eyes on in 2020.

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