On January 31, Forrester released “Applying Forrester’s International Research On Enterprise Public Cloud Platforms.” (The research paper requires subscription to Forrester.com). The note describes Microsoft and AWS as leaders in recent Public Cloud Wave reports in Europe, China, Australia/New Zealand, and globally.
“Microsoft is by far AWS’s strongest global challenger. Microsoft’s strong embrace of public cloud platforms has catapulted the vendor into a Leader position in this market; it is second only to AWS in most regions and well ahead of the other competitors. Microsoft Azure has massive scale, supported by its Office 365 and SaaS businesses as well as developer demand.”