World’s Largest Cloud Computing Company – is very tough question to answer as there is no reliable metrics for such measurement. There are only few brands who can compete to get the badge World’s Largest Cloud Computing Company. Among the only fews – Amazon, Google, Rackspace, SalesForce comes. People usually wants to find the superlatives – largest river, largest fountain and the list is non-ever ending. Its not anything peculiar that people searches who is the World’s Largest Cloud Computing Company.
Profile of World’s Largest Cloud Computing Company
Let us see the offerings of our four, from the list of World’s Largest Cloud Computing Company.
Amazon : Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a broad umbrella which covers CDN to Cloud Hosting service. Earns from store, products and Cloud Computing services.
Google : With own infrastructure, Google serves their own necessity as well as serves the free and paid users, mainly earns from Online Advertising.
Rackspace : Turned to a fully Cloud Computing solution provider now, mainly a hosting brand.
Salesforce : Has various Cloud Computing solutions.
Turnover and infrastructure to be World’s Largest Cloud Computing Company
Amazon : In 2011 AWS’s revenue was estimated to be $900 million, Amazon doesn’t detail how much its of AWS itself.
Rackspace : The calculation is easier as their sole profit is from cloud computing services. For the quarter ended March 31, 2011, net revenue was of $230.0 million.
Google : Probably $269 million at the same period, as estimated from revenue from ‘other services’.
Salesforce : Around $546 million at Q3, 2011.
Who is the World’s Largest Cloud Computing Company
Net profit alone can not be the only way to measure World’s Largest Cloud Computing Company. Infrastructure has a big question to be answered and which directly has no measurement as Google uses their Cloud infrastructure for almost all services. It is quite obvious that Google’s cloud computing service users are more than that of Amazon’s. It is said that Rackspace has the largest Cloud Computing infrastructure in the World. As we have to measure something that is measurable, for now probably Amazon is World’s Largest Cloud Computing Company, then Google (for infrastructure and revenue) and then Rackspace (for infrastructure).
World’s Largest Cloud Computing Company : Updated Data As of August 2014
- Salesforce.com, San Francisco, CA, USA with Net revenue $3 billion
- Amazon, Seattle, WA, USA
- Microsoft, Redmond, WA, USA
- Oracle, Redwood City, CA, USA
- Google, Mountain View, CA, USA
- SAP, Walldorf, Germany
- SoftLayer (IBM), Dallas, TX, USA (Now Acquired by IBM)
- Terremark (a Verizon Company), Miami, FL, USA
- Rackspace, San Antonio, TX, USA
- NetSuite, San Mateo, CA, USA