Amazon cloud “in league of its own” – and why it may never change

Two separate pieces of research released this week have found its way to CloudTech HQ, and both have come to the same conclusion: Amazon Web Services (AWS) is miles ahead of the competition in terms of providing infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) services.

This isn’t surprising in itself, but let’s not forget these companies Amazon is skinning are among the biggest on the planet.

Gartner’s latest Magic Quadrant, on IaaS, unsurprisingly put Amazon in its leaders category, well ahead of its competitors in both ability to execute and completeness of vision.

The analyst house cited AWS’ product portfolio and pricing structure in particular, and estimated that its operations are five times larger than a dozen of its major competitors combined.

Want more proof? Q2 data from the Synergy Research Group painted a similar picture, putting AWS’ quarterly revenue at over $600m …