Cloud provider’s revenue ranking 2018: How AWS, Microsoft, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Cloud, Oracle, Alibaba stack up
VODAFONE Zambia recently appointed an experienced hand, Amon Jere as its new Director for Sales and Distribution with effect from February 1, 2018, as part of the 4G operator’s drive to expand and fortify its distribution footprint and grow market share. Jere, whose previous role was as Chief Sales and Distribution Officer at MTN Zambia Limited, has over 15 years of international leadership in commercial, sales and distribution within the telecommunications industry across Southern, Eastern and Western Africa regions.
He has experience in managing commercial teams in both fixed and mobile telecoms. He worked for Celtel Zambia as Sales and Distribution Director and thereafter worked for Celtel Kenya in the same capacity. He went on to join Vodafone Ghana as Sales Director. Jere then joined ZAMTEL as Chief Commercial Officer where he turned around the company within 8 months by growing the customer base by more than 200%.
Jere also worked for Glo Ghana as Commercial Director before joining MTN Zambia as Chief Sales and Distribution Officer where he oversaw the growth of the organization’s market share from 39% to 53%. Choosing the right public cloud provider is becoming an increasingly nuanced discussion that goes well beyond scale. We all know the large cloud players -AWS, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Cloud and Microsoft Azure-but stacking them up depends on your enterprise's needs.
Here's a crack at stacking up the cloud providers and how Oracle and Alibaba are edging into the game based on annual run rates.
First, a few things to note: This list of public cloud providers revolves around the service providers that offer software-, platform- and infrastructure-as-a-service offerings. There are many more cloud providers that specialize in some part of the enterprise software stack.
Increasingly, companies will combine the large public cloud providers along with a specialist. In other words, Salesforce has partnerships with Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform and works with IBM too. Workday and IBM are closely linked on many fronts.
Among the largest public cloud players, the disclosure and transparency into products, financials and pricing is better than ever. With that reality in mind here's a look at the large public cloud players based on public comments, earnings report and Right Scale's 2018 State of the Cloud Report.