Gartner report on cloud market increasingly dominated by Big Four

The Register has a story at https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/07/29/cloud_wars_top_providers_gartner/ about Gartner's report on IaaS public cloud revenues for 2018.

Highlights:

  1. total market grew 31.3% in 2018
  2. AWS remained number 1 with revenue increasing from $12.221bn to $15.495bn, but market share dropped from 49.4% to 47.8% (although still more than 3 times the share of any other vendor).
  3. MSFT remained number 2 with revenue increasing from $3.130bn to $5.038bn, increasing their market share by 2.8%
  4. Alibaba remained number 3, increasing revenue from $1.298bn to $2.499bn, and market shared by 2.4%
  5. Google remainder number 4, increasing revenue from $0.820bn to $1.314bn, and market share by 0.7%
  6. IBM dropped market share by 0.1% at number 5
  7. remaining providers saw their combined market share drop from 27.4% to 23.2%
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