Thanks for this, I'll look forward to showing it to the Oracle sales rep next time we meet.
Google is the world's number four infrastructure-as-a-service vendor, according to analyst outfit Gartner's first ever attempt at calculating market share in the field. The infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) market is growing like a weed: it hauled US$22.1 billion through the door in calendar 2016, up from $16.8 billion in …
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Those figures from Google strike me as a touch too "round" and make me suspicous. The original Gartner press release http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/3808563 is the same.
Gartner: Can you tell me how much business your IaaS division is doing?
Google: Er...[makes tapping noise on calculator]...we're doing more than we did last year!
Gartner: And how much is that exactly?
Google: Er...I'm sure its...er...loads.
Gartner: There's a free set of steak knives in it for you, if you give me an actual number.
Google: We're behind Microsoft, and ahead of Rackspace, aren't we?
Gartner: You have to tell me...
Gartner: 400, that put's you behind Rackspace?...
Google: No! What meant to say is 400 is what we are year to date, I mean 500...
Gartner: Yes, you've pipped in ahead of Rackspace
Google: Get in! ... and we're 3rd now aren't we?
Gartner: No Alibaba beat both you and Rackspace. [Put's down phone]
Google: Fuck! No wait, It's 600! ... its 600! ...