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China Summary Translation: 'Critical Capabilities for Public Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Worldwide'

Published: 24 February 2016

ID: G00299585

Analyst(s): Peter Liu , 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 eight critical capabilities in four use cases

Table Of Contents



Critical Capabilities for Public Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Worldwide

  • Key Findings
  • Recommendations

What You Need to Know


  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • Amazon Web Services
    • CenturyLink
    • CSC
    • Dimension Data
    • Fujitsu
    • Google
    • IBM (SoftLayer)
    • Interoute
    • Joyent
    • Microsoft
    • NTT Communications
    • Rackspace
    • Verizon
    • Virtustream
    • VMware
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • Compute Resilience
    • Architecture Flexibility
    • Security and Compliance
    • User Management
    • Enterprise Integration
    • Automation and DevOps Enablement
    • Scaling
    • Big Data Enablement
  • Use Cases
    • Application Development
    • Batch Computing
    • Cloud-Native Applications
    • General Business Applications
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion Criteria

  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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