Gartner Research

Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Worldwide

Published: 18 May 2015

ID: G00265139

Analyst(s): Bob Gill , Douglas Toombs , Lydia Leong

Summary

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

  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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