The advantages of public cloud computing can’t be beat. Companies around the world are taking advantage of the cost-saving measures associated with public cloud to help scale their infrastructure, provide disaster recovery services, elastic storage, and hosted services. As public cloud became more popular over the last few years, leaders quickly developed in the space. According to a recent Gartner report, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is by far the leading public cloud infrastructure platform, owning 47.8% of the market share. After AWS there is a big drop down to the next leaders: Microsoft Azure holds 15.5% of the market, Alibaba owns 7.7%, and Google Cloud has just 4%. In this new, three part blog series, I’ll explore AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud, describe some of the benefits and limitations of each platform, and how Garland Prisms can work within the platforms to provide additional value to customers by providing packet level visibility in the public cloud.