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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service and Web Hosting


Cloud infrastructure as a service has evolved primarily from the Web hosting market, but the cloud has created new opportunities for cost savings and business agility. The market is immature, the services are all unique and evolving rapidly, and vendors must be chosen with care.

Published: 22 December 2010

ID: G00209074

Analyst(s): Lydia Leong , Ted Chamberlin

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know

Magic Quadrant

  • Market Overview
    • The Use Cases
    • Market Definition/Description
  • Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria
    • Vendors Considered, but Not Included
    • Added
    • Dropped
  • Evaluation Criteria
    • Ability to Execute
    • Completeness of Vision
  • Leaders
  • Challengers
  • Visionaries
  • Niche Players
  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • Amazon
    • AT&T
    • Carpathia Hosting
    • CSC
    • Datapipe
    • GoGrid
    • IBM
    • Joyent
    • Layered Tech
    • Media Temple
    • NaviSite
    • NTT Communications
    • OpSource
    • Rackspace
    • Savvis
    • SoftLayer
    • SunGard
    • Terremark Worldwide
    • Verizon Business

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  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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