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Critical Capabilities for Public Cloud Infrastructure as a Service

Published: 15 October 2013

ID: G00255647

Analyst(s): Lydia Leong


Public cloud IaaS offerings are not commodities. Buyers must choose an offering that matches their use case and specific needs. We compare 15 public cloud IaaS services against nine critical capabilities in four use cases.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Introduction
  • Product Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • Compute Resilience
    • Architectural Flexibility
    • Security and Compliance
    • User Management
    • Enterprise Integration
    • Automation and DevOps Enablement
    • Scaling
    • Big Data Enablement
    • API
  • Use Cases
    • Overall
    • Application Development
    • Batch Computing
    • Cloud-Native Applications
    • General Business Applications
  • Inclusion Criteria
  • Critical Capabilities Rating
  • Vendors
    • Amazon Web Services
    • CSC BizCloud VPE
    • Dimension Data Public CaaS
    • Fujitsu Cloud IaaS Trusted Public S5
    • GoGrid
    • HP Public Cloud
    • IBM SoftLayer CloudLayer Computing
    • IBM SmartCloud Enterprise
    • Joyent
    • Microsoft Windows Azure Infrastructure Services
    • Rackspace Public Cloud
    • Savvis Symphony VPDC
    • Tier 3
    • Verizon Terremark Enterprise Cloud
    • Virtustream

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