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Solution Comparison for Public IaaS Cloud Providers

Published: 21 September 2015

ID: G00290811

Analyst(s): Nik Simpson

Summary

This document summarizes Gartner's in-depth assessments of five public cloud IaaS providers — Amazon Web Services; Microsoft Azure; Google Cloud Platform; SoftLayer, an IBM company; and VMware vCloud Air. It compares strengths and weaknesses and notes when to use and not use each platform.

Table Of Contents

Solution Comparison

  • Amazon Web Services
    • Bottom-Line Assessment
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
    • Reasons to Deploy
    • Reasons to Not Deploy
  • Google Cloud Platform
    • Bottom-Line Assessment
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
    • Reasons to Deploy
    • Reasons to Not Deploy
  • Microsoft Azure
    • Bottom-Line Assessment
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
    • Reasons to Deploy
    • Reasons to Not Deploy
  • IBM SoftLayer
    • Bottom-Line Assessment
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
    • Reasons to Deploy
    • Reasons to Not Deploy
  • VMware vCloud Air
    • Bottom-Line Assessment
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
    • Reasons to Deploy
    • Reasons to Not Deploy

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