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Where does IBM fit in the cloud market?

Brandon Butler | May 17, 2016
Deutsche Bank says IBM has “no chance” of catching AWS; UBS calls IBM one of the “Big 4” in cloud.

UBS, meanwhile notes that AWS leads in IaaS and PaaS market share with 32%, followed by Azure at 13%, but IBM comes in with 7% and Google at 6%.

The different perspectives of the reports emphasize how the cloud computing market is still evolving. Last year in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for IaaS, IBM received high marks, but the only two companies in the “leaders” category were AWS, which was by far the leader in the market, and Azure.

IBM focuses not only on hybrid cloud computing, but also using open source components in its offerings. The company also has a wide variety of services across the IaaS, PaaS (BlueMix) and SaaS markets. IBM declined to comment on this story.


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