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IBM leads in delivering value to the enterprise by taking advantage of private and hybrid cloud services
ARMONK, N.Y., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced that the latest global analysis from Synergy Research Group positions IBM among the top three providers in the cloud market for the first quarter of 2014.
In addition, Synergy Research Group also recognized IBM as the leader in hybrid and private cloud engagements with nearly 14 percent of worldwide revenue market shares from the third quarter of 2013 through the first quarter of 2014.
In addition to being ranked with Amazon Web Services and Microsoft, Synergy also stated that IBM ranks second behind Microsoft in terms of year-to-year growth at 80 percent, compared to the same time last year.
With Synergy Research's findings around growth specific to Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Platform-as-a-Service, hybrid and private cloud, IBM Cloud growth is driven by extensive gains with significant enterprise recent client engagements in a variety of industries:
"Synergy Research's data validates IBM's ongoing work to deliver cloud services for the enterprise as businesses work to address the need to better manage data for increased insight and efficiency within their industries," said IBM General Manager of Cloud Services James Comfort. "As one of the top three overall cloud providers and the clear-cut leader in providing hybrid and private cloud services, this report validates our long-term cloud strategy."
Today's announcement builds on:
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