Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Worldwide

Archived Published: 18 May 2015 ID: G00265139

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The market for cloud IaaS is in a state of upheaval, as many service providers are shifting their strategies after failing to gain enough market traction. Customers must exercise caution when choosing providers.

Table of Contents

  • Market Definition/Description
    • Understanding the Vendor Profiles, Strengths and Cautions
      • Format of the Vendor Descriptions
      • Recommended Uses
  • Magic Quadrant
    • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
      • Amazon Web Services
      • CenturyLink
      • CSC
      • Dimension Data
      • Fujitsu
      • Google
      • IBM (SoftLayer)
      • Interoute
      • Joyent
      • Microsoft
      • NTT Communications
      • Rackspace
      • Verizon
      • Virtustream
      • VMware
    • Vendors Added and Dropped
      • Added
      • Dropped
  • Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria
    • Vendors Considered but Not Included
  • Evaluation Criteria
    • Ability to Execute
    • Completeness of Vision
    • Quadrant Descriptions
      • Leaders
      • Challengers
      • Visionaries
      • Niche Players
  • Context
  • Market Overview
    • What Types of Workload Are Being Placed on Cloud IaaS?
    • What Key Market Aspects Should Buyers Be Aware Of?
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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