Whether it’s infrastructure, products and services, operating system, applications, or software, everything is moving to the cloud. Cloud computing enables organizations and enterprises to use and consume computing resources over the Internet or ‘cloud’ for more efficient infrastructure management, lower operating costs, and stronger overall security.
Here are the top cloud service providers in 2021.
- Microsoft Azure
Launched in 2010, Microsoft Azure is among the fastest-growing cloud services. Under the “Intelligent Cloud” business, Azure grew 23% to $15.1 billion.
CEO Satya Nadella said, “Over a year into the pandemic, digital adoption curves aren’t slowing down. They’re accelerating, and it’s just the beginning. We are building the cloud for the next decade, expanding our addressable market and innovating across every layer of the tech stack to help our customers be resilient and transform.”
Azure services include the following: AI + Machine Learning, Analytics, Blockchain, Compute, Containers, Databases, Developer Tools, DevOps, Identity, Integration, Internet of Things, Management, Media, Microsoft Azure Stack, Migration, Mixed Reality, Mobile, Networking, Security, Storage, Web, and Windows Virtual Desktop
Azure Stack: This is a portfolio of products that allows organizations to manage and operate Azure apps, capabilities, and services from the datacenter to on-premises environment, remote offices, and edge locations.
AZ-103: Microsoft Azure Administrator
AZ-203: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure
AZ-300: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies
AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design
AZ-400: Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions
AZ-500: Microsoft Azure Security Technologies
AZ-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals
70-487: Developing Microsoft Azure and Web Services
70-537: Configuring and Operating a Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure Stack
- Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Founded in 2002, this Amazon company is a comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. Amazon Web Services offers millions of its customers over 165 fully featured services from data centers globally.
Security-sensitive enterprises will benefit from AWS security services such as identity and access control, DDoS mitigation, data encryption, penetration testing, and infrastructure security, inventory, and configuration.
No other cloud provider offers as many regions or Availability Zones (AZs) which makes AWS a top cloud service provider with the largest global footprint in the market.
Here’s what’s in store with AWS in 2021:
- AWS ability to move more customers to its own processors
- AWS ability to offer specific databases tailored to enterprise workloads
- How AWS navigates multi-cloud deployments
- How AWS will try to become the model training platform of choice for the buildout of AI and machine learning services
- Development of 5G, cloud, and edge computing use cases
- Google Cloud Platform
Google Cloud Platform (GCP) holds the number three spot behind AWS and Microsoft Azure thanks to its robust IaaS offering as well as for being a top contender for cloud native applications and mix deployments. Its greatest strength can be found in machine learning, AI, and data analytics.
Google Cloud Platform offers similar services that can be found with AWS and Azure including the following:
- AI and Machine Learning
- API Management
- Data Analytics
- Developer Tools
- Healthcare and Life Sciences
- Hybrid and Multi-cloud
- Internet of Things
- Management Tools
- Media and Gaming
- Security and Identity
- Serverless Computing
Here is a list of Google cloud certifications:
- Associate Cloud Engineer
- G Suite
- Professional Data Engineer
- Professional Cloud Architect
- Professional Cloud Developer
- Professional Cloud Network Engineer
- Professional Cloud Security Engineer
- IBM Cloud
As a cloud service provider, IBM Cloud is a favorite among mid and large enterprise clients globally due to its wide-ranging IaaS and PaaS solutions as well as its in-depth and highly developed tech portfolios. It is a well-positioned player in the emerging multi-cloud landscape which is largely attributed to its deep commitment to having an open, hybrid approach when it comes to cloud infrastructure.
Launched in 2016, Oracle Cloud has a late start but has aggressively played catch-up to gain credibility as a top cloud service provider. Even if it is still doesn’t have the prominence that AWS and Azure have, the company is growing its market share at a significant pace as its main offerings include legacy strength in database and other core enterprise services on a flexible, advanced cloud platform.
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