"Businesses worldwide rely on the cloud to keep pace with the speed of innovation. As organizations expand, they need to support growth with computing architecture able to scale as needed, and they look to the public cloud to address this need.
In the age of the Internet of Things, most enterprise apps are delivered and consumed as a service. Application performance is now a competitive differentiator that determines whether users will consume the app based on the provided user experience.
In October 2017, Gartner forecasted that Worldwide Public Cloud Services Revenue would total $260 Billion in 2017 and estimated that it would attain $411 Billion by 2020. Q3 2017 data from Synergy Research Group indicated that the cloud market continues to grow by over 40% per year, and AWS’s domination of the Infrastructure-as-a-Service market continues unabated.
While Microsoft, Google and Alibaba are all gaining market share, and growing their revenues much more rapidly than Amazon, Amazon remains bigger than its next five largest competitors combined. Amazon Web Services (AWS) hosts applications for every imaginable vertical business segment.
These applications fulfill a plethora of needs –they allow end users to access documents and applications remotely from anywhere and from any device. They help IT managers rapidly adapt and scale their infrastructures on-demand via virtualization and a pay-per use-model.
The ability to harness scalability on-demand through cloud infrastructure-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service offerings provides enterprises with the business and operational agility required to meet ever-changing market demands at the speed of business."