The coronavirus pandemic fast-tracked cloud infrastructure spending, with organizations turning to the scalability and services of cloud platforms to meet changing requirements in a locked-down world relying on remote work, education, entertainment, medicine and shopping.
The acceleration of cloud migrations and cloud infrastructure projects is expected to continue once the pandemic subsides, driving IaaS and PaaS spending.
Amazon Web Services leads public cloud providers with a 33 percent market share, according to Synergy Research Group. AWS increasingly has been positioning itself for a hybrid cloud world that extends its reach into customers’ data centers, most notably with AWS Outposts.
Rivals Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud, meanwhile, have adopted hybrid and multi-cloud stances for customers that need to maintain on-premises infrastructure and those that don’t want to go all in with a single cloud vendor.
Here’s a look at the 20 cloud infrastructure companies with public and private cloud offerings to watch in 2021.