By Kirill Bensonoff, founder and CEO of ComputerSupport and Unigma
The market for cloud computing continues to grow and defy all expectations.
Startups are starting to slow down, but the big three - Amazon, Microsoft and
Google - reported excellent earnings last quarter. Who exactly are “The Big
Three”? Who are the others? What do MSPs need to know in order to take
advantage of, and succeed in, the Cloud Wars?
Who Are The Players?
Amazon Web Services was an early entrant in the public cloud market, which
allowed it to dominate the space. As Gartner stated in its Magic quadrant,
AWS's customer base is diverse and covers a broad range of use cases,
including enterprise and mission critical applications. It is currently the
market leader and has over 10 times more compute capacity in use than that of
all the 14 other providers combined.
Microsoft Azure is the second bi... (more)
Mark Zuckerberg posted on his Facebook page, on February 1st, a photo
announcing that WhatsApp reached 1 billion users, which makes it the most
popular messaging app in the world.
WhatsApp's community has doubled after joining Facebook. Zuckerberg: "We've
added the ability for you to call loved ones far away. We've dropped the
subscription fee and made WhatsApp completely free. Next, we're going to work
to connect more people around the world and make it easier to communicate
with businesses." WhatsApp's new approach is to make money through numerous
business partnerships, sinc... (more)