AWS Dominates IT Pro Voting

In the 2018 IaaS Brand Leader Survey conducted by IT Brand Pulse, Amazon Web Services (AWS) was selected by IT Pros as Market, Price, Performance, Reliability, Service & Support, and Innovation Leader for all 14 IaaS product categories.

Azure and IBM Perceived as Best of the Rest

Microsoft Azure was chosen runner-up for Market Leader in 8 product categories. IBM Cloud placed second in 3 service categories.

Respect Shown for On-Premises Leaders Offering Services

NetApp placed second in various brand leader categories for SSD and Block Storage. VMware places third in some brand leader categories for Virtual Servers-as-a-Service.

Category Where AWS was Most Dominant

The Biggest Spread Between First and Second Place is in the Object Storage-as-a-Service Market Leader category where the spread between AWS and Azure is 41%

Category Where Competition was Closest to AWS

Microsoft Azure closing in on AWS for Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service Market Leader, trailing by only 7% in IT Pro voting.