How Big is Microsoft Azure, Really? That’s a question that can only be answered by Microsoft. The Redmond giant does not give out revenue numbers specific to its Infrastructure as a Service offering, Azure...but it happily gives us its year...
Amazon Web Services, or AWS, the current king of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), has once again proved that their leadership position remains undisputed. AWS continued its tradition of posting quarterly sequential growth during the fourth quarter of 2016,...
Microsoft Azure has been growing at a phenomenal rate, doubling its numbers every quarter on a year-over-year basis.In the last two years Microsoft has aggressively transformed itself into an enterprise services company, building an array of products that are...
The growth of Office 365 has been no less than stunning for Microsoft. Commercial revenue growth of Office 365, when you exclude currency fluctuation, has been topping 50% for the last several quarters, and it doesn’t seem ready to...
In the first three articles in this multi-part series, we covered the cloud businesses of the world's top cloud providers: Amazon, Microsoft and IBM. In this fourth part, we take a closer look at Oracle's "splash" entry into the...
Alphabet is not exactly a secretive company, but they do their best to keep our prying eyes away from the numbers we are looking for. We still don't know how much money they make from YouTube - although several...
Yesterday, we covered the champion of the cloud infrastructure industry, Amazon Web Services. We saw how their margins had grown despite more than 50 price cuts on their core cloud infrastructure offering, and we also saw how their cloud...
Xbox is one of Microsoft’s major products, and the lynchpin of Microsoft’s gaming enterprise. Launched in 2001, the console has been in the market for nearly 15 years and is still going strong.According to estimates by VGChartz, PS4...
With the new Touch ID integration on the MacBook Pro versions that were launched a few days ago, Apple, Inc. is showing us just how serious it is about Apple Pay. Surprisingly, not all Apple device users are comfortable...
As 2016 draws to a close, this would be the right time to take a closer look at the cloud industry’s growth, the impact on specific companies and how the landscape has evolved in the last eight quarters. Let’s...
Of all the cloud companies in the industry today, Alphabet’s Google is the one company that had the longest and strongest experience in managing large scale data center infrastructure. But alas, it was the last company to join the...
Amazon will be reporting its fourth quarter earnings on Thursday, February 2, 2017, after the market close. Our cloud eyes will be firmly fixed on how much revenue Amazon Web Services - the most profitable unit of Amazon -...
Over the past month Alexa, the virtual assistant from the Amazon Echo smart speaker, has forayed far and wide. But, rather than looking at the short-term success of Alexa's capabilities, let's look at what this represents for Amazon and...
In this cloud industry review series, I've been talking about the biggest players in cloud, the edge they have over the competition, the pace at which they've been growing and where they are as at the end of 2016...
The Internet plays a major role in our lives, there’s no doubt about it. It has irrevocably changed the way we live and the way we work. It has upended several industries and will upend even more in the...