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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service


Cloud compute infrastructure as a service (a virtual data center of compute, storage and network resources delivered as a service) is a still-maturing, rapidly evolving market. Each service provider has a unique offering, and the sourcing of these services must be done with care.

Published: 18 October 2012

ID: G00237002

Analyst(s): Lydia Leong , Douglas Toombs , Bob Gill , Gregor Petri , Tiny Haynes

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

Magic Quadrant

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • Amazon Web Services
    • Bluelock
    • CSC
    • Dell
    • Dimension Data
    • Fujitsu
    • GoGrid
    • Joyent
    • OVH
    • Rackspace
    • Savvis
    • SoftLayer
    • Terremark
    • Tier 3
    • Virtustream
  • Vendors Added or Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

  • Evaluation Criteria
    • Ability to Execute
    • Completeness of Vision
  • Quadrant Descriptions
    • Leaders
    • Challengers
    • Visionaries
    • Niche Players


Market Overview

Recommended Reading

  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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