Top 10: Cloud Companies

The Top 10 Cloud Companies used by data centres
The Top 10 Cloud Companies used by data centres
Our Top 10 cloud companies driving cloud services with renewable energy and advanced technologies

Cloud companies provide services which enable individuals and businesses to store, manage and process their data over the internet, instead of on local servers or personal computers. These ten companies offer scalable resources and applications through cloud computing models and are constantly innovating ways to become more sustainable.

10. Microsoft Azure 

Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform and service, offered by Microsoft, which provides users with a range of cloud services such as computing, analytics, storage and networking.

At the core of Azure’s sustainability efforts is a commitment to use 100% renewable energy to power its data centres by 2025. This involves expanding investments in wind, solar and hydroelectric power projects to meet the growing demand for cloud services. Azure has also implemented innovative cooling technologies, such as using outside air for cooling and capturing waste heat to warm local buildings. 

9. Tencent Cloud 

Tencent has built a network of data centres to support its services, with its core focuses on scalability, reliability and security. The company is committed to using renewable energy sources to power its data centres. It plans to build new data centres in China, which will also be run with clean energy. 

Tencent Cloud recently announced its leading position in the Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS) Market across the Asia-Pacific region and China. 

8. Huawei Cloud 

Huawei Cloud is a data storage platform which securely stores vital data, including images, videos, contacts and notes. Huawei Cloud is growing its worldwide presence, with customers across the Asia Pacific, Latin America, Africa, Europe and the Middle East and recently launching a new cloud region in Egypt. Huawei Cloud has also released a new Arabic large language model (LLM), featuring 100 billion parameters trained on native Arabic data across industries like energy and finance.

In the cloud

7. Oracle Cloud

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is the next-generation cloud which is designed to run any application securely and for less. Users are able to operate with control over their data, in alignment with local regulations.

In addition, Oracle's Cloud Infrastructure Edge Services offers capabilities for web application security, DDoS protection, DNS, traffic management and email delivery. These services are delivered through a network of high-capacity edge locations and work to protect customers from external and internal threats. 

6. Alibaba Cloud

Alibaba Cloud offers a comprehensive suite of cloud services to businesses and organisations across the world. As a major player in the e-commerce and cloud computing markets in China, the company has built a large network of data centres to support its services. As a public hyperscaler, one of the main features that Alibaba Cloud offers is hybrid and edge computing, which makes it adaptable to various types of businesses. 

5. OVHcloud 

OVHcloud is a cloud computing company that offers secure servers and a range of digital services. Businesses working with the company are able to have a foundation with which to create their own sophisticated multi-cloud architecture. 

The company is keen to continue meeting customer demand, after releasing a report that alludes to the growing prevalence of multi-cloud environments. It states in its findings that two-thirds of organisations see their use of multi-cloud increasing in the next two years, in addition to transitioning towards a multi-cloud environment.

How the cloud supports data centres

4. IBM Cloud

Technology corporation IBM has established itself as a leading player in the technology sector, offering cloud services tailored to meet the unique needs of customers. The company specialises in cutting-edge cloud computing solutions and supports a range of businesses and individuals across industries. 

IBM Cloud’s notable USPs include its robust infrastructure and the company's extensive network of data centres enables seamless integration and efficient data management. Its range of advanced tools like AI, blockchain, IoT and data analytics help its customers unlock new opportunities.

3. SAP

Founded in 1972, SAP is a German multinational software company that develops enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relations. To minimise the negative impact of its internal and external data centres, SAP-owned data centres run with 100% renewable electricity. SAP also achieves a ‘green cloud’ by investing in high-quality, EKO energy-certified Energy Attribute Certificates to foster renewable energy generation.

SAP’s cloud platform is a service developed for creating new applications, as well as extending existing applications in a secure cloud computing environment. 

2. Google Cloud 

Google’s cloud platform offers organisations services such as machine learning, data analytics and storage. The platform also includes Google workspace and public cloud infrastructure, as well as the ‘no use, no pay’ feature. 

Google Cloud’s data centres are available in specific regions across five continents - with a region being a collection of zones. 

Like many businesses in the modern age, Google Cloud actively focuses on lowering its environmental impact through energy-efficient data centres, carbon offset programmes and sustainable practices. It also enables customers to run their workloads on a green and environmentally responsible platform.

Following the expansion of Google Cloud’s data centre campus in Singapore, the company has reaffirmed its commitment to helping Southeast Asian organisations capitalise on digital opportunities, while ensuring that growth is as sustainable as possible. 

“Google is deeply committed to managing our environmental footprint, playing a key role in supporting a just climate transition, and helping to accelerate the global transition to a net-zero future,” said Kate Brandt, Chief Sustainability Officer, Google.


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1. AWS

AWS is widely known for its cloud computing infrastructure that allows for the ability to leverage a new business model. Launched in 2006, AWS started exposing key infrastructure services to businesses in the form of web services, now known as cloud computing. As a major data centre company, AWS’ cloud computing provides a new business model and turns capital infrastructure expenses into variable costs. 

AWS now comprises over 200 products, with businesses in 190 countries having embraced AWS to reduce costs, become more agile and innovate quickly. 

When it comes to the data centre, this infrastructure helps businesses build securely and create faster as a result. AWS is also committed to continuous improvement in the designs and systems of its data centres, including implementing controls, building automated systems and undergoing audits to confirm all operations are secure.

 

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