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Cloud market trends

In his Weekly Update, David Linthicum, the Gigaom Research curator for cloud, notes ‘A bit of a “Bizarro World” in the cloud space last week’. That is, AWS reported a slowing of sales, while Microsoft reported strength in its cloud offerings. But David sees this as merely part of the inevitable interplay among AWS, Microsoft, and Google as leaders in a market that will see more multi-cloud environments, managed services, and increasingly sophisticated retail services over the next couple of years.