Amazon Web Services doubled its footprint in the UK and will only get bigger, reckon analysts | 8/6/2019 | Staff
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Amazon Web Services has nearly doubled its footprint in the UK market, turning over £850m last year, according to an analysis by TechMarketView.

The comprehensive research ranks the largest suppliers of software and IT services (SITS) in the UK market between April 2018 and 31 March 2019.

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AWS holds substantial market share in public cloud, with the analyst ranking it the fourth largest infrastructure services provider. For the first time, AWS is joined by Microsoft Azure in the Infrastructure Services ranking, which is smaller (£340m) but growing faster (+66 per cent), said TechMarketView.

"The presence of these two players in a market that was once dominated by traditional outsourcing firms is telling, and illustrates the degree to which the market has shifted," the analysts said. "The use of AWS in the public sector, for example, has been growing rapidly, with customers including the Ministry of Justice, DVLA, and the NHS."

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The Department for Work and Pensions and HMRC also use the tax-efficient titan.

The analyst firm told us: "While growth is certainly slowing as AWS gains in size, it continues to defy logic with such rates. Furthermore, indications in the market (e.g. buyer appetite, activities by partners) suggest there remains significant headroom for it to sustain market penetration. However, it's not just about the top line; AWS has become a very reliable – and very significant – contributor to Amazon's profit line."

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Last year, the government's tech advisor, Liam Maxwell, left Whitehall to become director of government transformation at AWS. Earlier this year, he was followed by Alex Holmes, former deputy director of cybersecurity at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

Private-sector businesses are also signing up to the cloudy giant, with Barclays having recently shifted to AWS. The Treasury Select Committee recently heard concerns that the banking sector is increasingly relying on the public...
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