Gartner Research

Amazon Web Services (AWS): In-Depth Assessment

Published: 17 January 2013

ID: G00238302

Analyst(s): Kyle Hilgendorf


Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the market share leader in public cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and attracts much attention from customers. Does AWS meet production-grade enterprise requirements? This assessment evaluates AWS against Gartner's required, preferred and optional IaaS criteria.

Table Of Contents

Bottom Line Assessment

  • Key Features
  • Missing Features
  • Reasons to Deploy
  • Reasons to Not Deploy


  • Required Features for Production
  • Preferred Features for Production
  • Optional Features for Production
  • Evaluation Criteria Scorecard
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses

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