Microsoft Azure has made incredible progress over the past 2 years chasing the “big dog” Amazon AWS.  However, when you own a small percentage of the market, growth rates are misleading.

However, the growth of Azure does indicate Microsoft is clearly in second place and beating Google, IBM and Salesforce.  Like most pundits and bloggers, I believe it’s a 3 horse race between Amazon, Microsoft & Google.

Microsoft Azure: Fastest-Growing Big Cloud Provider – By Joe Panettieri (@JoePanettieri)

In terms of growth rates, Microsoft (up 96 percent) showed the greatest progress in 2014, followed by Google (81 percent), Amazon (51 percent), IBM (48 percent) and (37 percent), Synergy estimates.

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