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Private and public sector organizations in Australia, similar to those in countries around the world, continue to invest in cloud services at an impressive level. There are many cloud service providers in Australia, including both small, locally based companies and large multinationals. However, as is the case in most of the world, it is the large, hyper-scale service providers that dominate the market. In recent years, figures appear that the three largest cloud service providers – Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft, and Google – make up over 72% of the Australian market, in terms of revenue share.
What the three major service providers have to offer Australian organizations
We are about to begin our brief overview of the major cloud services in Australia by examining what the three major service providers have to offer private and public sector organizations.
- Amazon Web Services (AWS) – As the largest cloud service provider in the world, it will not surprise you to find out that AWS offers a wide range of commercial cloud solutions in Australia. These include everything from a simple cloud storage package, all the way up to a full-featured and powerful infrastructure like Service (IaaS), Platform as Service (PaaS), and solutions Software as a Service (SaaS). Whether you are looking for a safe place to store a lot of data or a complete cloud infrastructure package and services, AWS can provide you with a solution that will meet all your needs.
- Microsoft Azure – The second largest cloud service provider in Australia and globally, Microsoft’s cloud products are based on the Azure platform but also include Office 365 and Dynamics 365. Like AWS, Microsoft Azure offering a full range of cloud services to commercial and public bodies in Australia.
- Google Cloud – Slightly behind AWS and Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud holds a 12% -13% share of the Australian market, which is nonetheless enough to make it the third largest service provider in the country. Like AWS, Google Cloud offers an extensive collection of business and personal cloud services in Australia. These services are organized by Google in a number of areas, including Computing, Storage, Databases, Networking, Operations, Development Tools, and Analytics. Within these categories are collections of services and tools that can be used to create a full-featured cloud ecosystem for your organization.
Whichever of the top three service providers you choose, you will have access to a powerful set of services and resources, allowing you to migrate your applications and data to the cloud.
Smaller cloud service providers in Australia
Australia’s smaller cloud service providers include some well-known names: Oracle, Alibaba Cloud, and IBM. There are also a number of less obvious but nonetheless capable service providers, such as Chargify, Cloud Linux, and Egnyte, all of which offer a number of commercial cloud solutions for Australian businesses and government agencies.
In summary, if you are currently planning cloud migration in Australia, you will find that you are spoiled for choice in terms of cloud service providers.