Global cloud computing market in 2019: Amazon, Microsoft, and Alibaba Cloud are the top three

On April 23, Gartner, an international research organization, released the latest cloud computing market tracking data. Alibaba Cloud ranked first in the Asia-Pacific market and third in the global market. Alibaba Cloud’s Asia-Pacific market share rose from 26% to 28%, close to Amazon and Microsoft combined; the global market share rose from 7.7% to 9.1%, further widening the gap with fourth-place Google and squeezing Amazon’s share.

In 2019, the global cloud computing IaaS market continued to grow rapidly, with a year-on-year increase of 37.3%, and the overall market size reached 44.5 billion US dollars. In the global market, the 3A structure composed of Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Alibaba Cloud AliCloud is still stable, but Amazon’s market share is squeezed by Microsoft and Alibaba Cloud, which dropped from 47.9% in 2018 to 45%. Alibaba Cloud ranked third with a market share of 9.1%, up from 7.7% in 2018. Microsoft grew from 15.6% in 2018 to 17.0% in 2019.

Alibaba Cloud market share.

Compared with the global market, the Asia-Pacific market is growing faster, and the size of the cloud computing market has grown by 50% year-on-year. In the Asia-Pacific market, Alibaba Cloud ranked first, and its market share further increased, from 26.1% in 2018 to 28.2% in 2019, close to the sum of Amazon and Microsoft. During the same period, Amazon’s share fell from 18.2% in 2018 to 17.5% in 2019.

On April 20, Alibaba Cloud announced that it will invest another 200 billion yuan in the next three years for the research and development of major core technologies such as cloud operating systems, servers, chips, networks, and future-oriented data center construction. Alibaba Cloud’s data center and server scale will triple again.

According to the reporter from The Paper (, Alibaba Cloud’s global cloud infrastructure construction will focus on the central and western regions, Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao, Yangtze River Delta, Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei and other areas with developed digital economies.

Zhang Jianfeng, president of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence, said: “We have confidence in the future and the digital economy. Cloud intelligence is one of Alibaba’s core strategies. We have been investing in it for 11 years. We will not reduce our investment due to the epidemic, but increase our investment. Investment. In the next three years, Alibaba Cloud will invest another 200 billion yuan to develop new technologies and new infrastructure.”

According to a Reuters report on April 20, in the fourth quarter of 2019, Alibaba Cloud’s revenue increased by 62% to 10.7 billion yuan, which is also the first time its single-quarter revenue exceeded 10 billion yuan. According to research firm Canalys, Alibaba Cloud accounts for 46.4 percent of China’s cloud computing market share, while Tencent Cloud and Baidu Cloud have 18 percent and 8.8 percent respectively.

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