Recently, Chinese authority IDC released China IaaS Public Cloud Market Share 2017(H1) Report, from which we can see that the IaaS public market share of Alibaba Cloud grew by 7 percent compared to 2016 with its market share reaching 47.6 percent and gaining much more advantage. After Alibaba Cloud, there are other players like Tencent, Kingsoft, China Telecom, and Ucloud, who are fairly close to each other with 9.6 percent, 6.5 percent, 6 percent and 5.5 percent of market share.
IDC also says that the IaaS public cloud revenue of Alibaba Cloud in the first half year of 2017 was $500 million, followed by Tencent Cloud’s $100 million, and Kingsoft’s $68.39 million, China Telecom’s $62.54 million, and Ucloud’s $57.74 million.
Overall, China IaaS public cloud market continues to grow fast. In the first half of 2017, China public cloud market capacity reached more than $1 billion, up nearly 70 percent over last year.
In the global market, another American authority named Gartner released Global Public Cloud Market Share Report in September, from which we can see that the business avenue of Alibaba Cloud ranked third, followed by Amazon Web Services and Microsoft.
Meanwhile, the 126 percent of growth rate of Alibaba Cloud makes it the fastest among the three companies, followed by AWS’s 45.9 percent and Microsoft’s 61 percent.
It’s known that IaaS defined as infrastructure as a service is a kind of IT mode, which provides computing power and storage capacity for social organizations and enterprises online and can be billed in actual usage. Gartner considers IaaS as the most potential frontier for growth in the future, with its growth rate reaching to 28 percent in the next 5 years.