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Microsoft is gaining ground on Amazon in cloud wars, according to Mary Meeker

Microsoft Azure gaining ground on Amazon Web Services has been a regular theme of the public cloud adoption trends recently. Mary Meeker, a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, shared interesting new data about the cloud wars at Recode’s Code Conference yesterday (via CNBC).

According to the company’s Internet Trends 2017 report, which uses data from Rightscale based on survey of 1,002 IT professionnals, Amazon Web Services remains the most popular cloud infrastructure with 57% of respondents running apps on it. This is the exact same percentage as last year, unlike Azure which rose to 34% from 20% a year ago. As for Google’s and IBM’s clouds, they are being used by 15% and 8% of respondents, respectively.

Microsoft’s Azure is still the challenger in this highly competitive market, but the company seems well positioned to keep growing its cloud business. Last month, the company announced that it would soon have 40 data centers worldwide, which is more than any other cloud provider.

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Do you think Azure is well positioned to keep gaining ground on Amazon?