The Microsoft has a very good chance of becoming the very first tech vendor to reach almost $7 billion in the quarterly commercial-cloud revenue when launches earnings on July 19 of this year, while the Amazon could also very well strike of almost $6 billion in the AWS revenue later when its numbers come out in the month.
Through the enterprise-cloud market surging, allow putting a little context around the extent of the Microsoft’s expected achievement. If the Microsoft is proficient in matching the commercial-cloud growth rates which are generated from the past four quarters of as a minimum of 56%, and now the quarterly figure of $7 billion which would make the Microsoft’s enterprise cloud business. It is the largest in the world which is bigger than the other cloud vendor except for the Amazon, and Salesforce.com, and IBM.
Like Microsoft, Amazon has also been pulled off the striking achievement of having the growth rate of its cloud business which will continue to increase even as that of the cloud business will get comprehensively larger.
In the last quarter, Amazon’s cloud revenue jumped approximately 49% to $5.44 billion from the year which is earlier $3.66 billion, and it is an outstanding achievement.
One year ago, Amazon reported Q2 cloud revenue of $4.1 billion. If the Amazon can maintain the whopping up to 49% growth rate for AWS which is generated in the Q1, then the current Q2 revenue which will come in between $6.0 billion and $6.1 billion.
However, in spite of that new gravity-defying performance from the Amazon, now the Microsoft has been rising its commercial-cloud business faster and also off a larger base. From the same three months which is ending on March 31, Microsoft’s commercial cloud revenue rises 58% to $6.0 billion from $3.8 billion in a year.
So after this month, Microsoft will now get to see that if the world’s two largest and most-significant cloud vendors will now continue to increase their leads over all other competitors by enduring to grow at a very good hyper-scale regardless of having built a very large business which will create challenging analogous.
Still, some of the business leaders estimating whether it is a time to go all-in on the cloud industry, these surprising growth numbers should serve up as an indicator that the enterprise cloud has been moved far beyond a hopeful possibility to a complete engine of the business transformation. It will be very hard for the CEO and also for the CFO of a global corporation to reject the cloud as a conventional business tool when two leaders of the cloud industry are on track only to generate in the neighborhood of $25 billion in the cloud revenue during the calendar 2018.