You can pretty much count on the big three winning this category every year. The only question is the order in which they’ll finish. This year, Amazon.com Inc. beat out cross-town rival Microsoft Corp. to win the gold, in a flip-flop of last year’s results. Rackspace US Inc. placed a solid third once again, finishing well in front of numerous smaller cloud players.
With data center locations in the U.S., Europe, Brazil, Singapore, and Japan, Amazon Web Services LLC (AWS) provides an infrastructure platform in the cloud.
Microsoft Corp. is a provider of software, services, and solutions that enable SMBs to grow by leveraging powerful, affordable technologies such as cloud computing.