Cloud provider’s rev­enue rank­ing 2018: How AWS, Mi­crosoft, Google Cloud Plat­form, IBM Cloud, Or­a­cle, Alibaba stack up

Zambian Business Times - - TELECOMS -

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.

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