Believe it or not Google really isn't the number 3 cloud provider behind AWS and Azure. Alibaba has that distinction all to itself and earned almost as much cloud revenue in the last quarter as Google Cloud Platform earned in all of 2016. Alibaba has one weakness and it's the fact almost all of their business is in China. However, they are slowly luring companies that want a truly global reach as well as a path into China. Don't close you eyes Amazon and Microsoft. Indeed, Alibaba is growing so fast that Simon Hu, president of Alibaba Cloud, has insisted that Alibaba Cloud is “on track” to push AWS aside as the global cloud market share leader by 2019.