Speaking of three-peats, the trio of public cloud goliaths atop this category are all back for a third straight time too, with Microsoft Corp. reclaiming the gold medal status it ceded to Amazon. com Inc. in 2014. Bronze medal winner Rackspace US Inc. had better not get complacent about all the medals in its trophy case, however, as lesser-known competitor and fourthplace finisher 1&1 Internet Inc. is quickly gaining on it among our readers.
Microsoft Corp. is a provider of software, services, and solutions that enable SMBs to grow by leveraging powerful, affordable technologies such as cloud computing.
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.