Australian private and public sector organizations, in common with those in countries across the globe, continue to invest in cloud services at an impressive rate. There are many cloud service providers in Australia, including both small, locally-based companies and large multinational organizations. However, as is the case in most parts of the world, it is the large, hyper-scale service providers who dominate the market. In recent years, figures show that the biggest three cloud service providers – Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft, and Google – account for over 72% of the market in Australia, in terms of revenue share.
What the big three service providers have to offer Australian organizations
We are going to start our brief look at the top cloud services in Australia by examining what the big three service providers have to offer private and public sector organizations.
- Amazon Web Services (AWS) – As the largest cloud service provider in the world, you will not be surprised to learn that AWS offers a comprehensive range of commercial cloud solutions in Australia. These include everything from simple cloud storage packages, all the way up to fully-featured and powerful Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions. Whether you are looking for somewhere safe to store a large amount of data or a complete cloud infrastructure and services package, AWS can provide you with a solution that meets all of your needs.
- Microsoft Azure – The second-biggest cloud service provider in Australia and across the globe, Microsoft’s cloud products are centered on the Azure platform but also include Office 365 and Dynamics 365. In common with AWS, Microsoft Azure offers a full range of cloud services to commercial and public sector organizations in Australia.
- Google Cloud – Some way behind AWS and Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud has a 12%-13% share of the market in Australia, which is nevertheless enough to make it the third-largest service provider in the country. Like AWS, Google Cloud offers a comprehensive collection of business and personal cloud services in Australia. These services are organized by Google into various categories, including Compute, Storage, Databases, Networking, Operations, Developer Tools, and Analytics. Within these categories are collections of services and tools that can be used to create a fully-featured cloud ecosystem for your organization.
Whichever of the three big service providers you choose, you will have access to a powerful set of services and resources, which will enable you to migrate your applications and data to the cloud.
Smaller cloud service providers in Australia
Among the smaller cloud service providers in Australia are some very well-known names: Oracle, Alibaba Cloud, and IBM. There are also a number of less prominent but nonetheless capable service providers, such as Chargify, Cloud Linux, and Egnyte, all of which offer a variety of commercial cloud solutions to Australian businesses and government organizations.
In summary, if you are currently planning a cloud migration in Australia, you will find that you are spoilt for choice as far as cloud service providers are concerned.