IaaS and PaaS service revenues go up and up, beat $2bn in first quarter

Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) service revenues surpassed $2bn in the first quarter of 2013, according to the Synergy Research Group.

This number is up 56% from last year’s figure, providing yet more evidence of the increasing numbers in cloud computing.

And it will come as no surprise as to which company is leading the way in revenues. Amazon’s overall share of the market, according to the research, stands at a whopping 27% – this was exactly the same number for the whole of last year.

Synergy calls Amazon “in a league of its own”, and it’s hard to disagree based on the research. Salesforce.com, Microsoft, IBM and Google comprise the top five, but they appear mere drops in the ocean compared to the dominance of AWS:










So 2013’s results still show a clear market share for Amazon. But that …