AWS, Alibaba and Microsoft lead APAC Cloud market

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Alibaba and Microsoft are leaders in the cloud market in the Asia Pacific region, based on quarterly revenues, Synergy Research Group said.

Cloud Services Leadership - APAC Region
Cloud Services Leadership – APAC Region

Amazon is the frontrunner in four of the five APAC sub-regions, which puts it well ahead of its regional rivals, while Alibaba has a strong lead in China and is also well placed in the rest of East Asia, South & Southeast Asia and Oceania.

Microsoft is ranked second in four of the sub-regions and is placed third in the overall APAC region. The rest of the top-ranked cloud providers are either global players with a position in multiple markets – Google, NTT and IBM – or companies with a strong position in their home markets.

The next eight cloud providers in China are local companies, with Tencent, Baidu, China Telecom, Huawei and China Unicom being the next biggest.

Fujitsu is well placed in Japan. Naver and KT feature heavily in South Korea. Telstra is a challenger in Australia.

Other cloud providers in the APAC top 20 include JD Cloud, Kingsoft, Oracle, Salesforce, Sinnet and Singtel.

APAC revenues from cloud infrastructure services increased more than 40 percent to almost $17 billion in Q4.

The APAC region now accounts for a third of the worldwide market and continues to grow much more rapidly than either the North American or EMEA regional markets. China is the largest country market in the region followed by Japan, India, South Korea, Australia and Hong Kong.