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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Japan


This new Magic Quadrant for cloud IaaS focuses on the Japanese market, because its players, market characteristics and situations are different from the global market. Gartner recommends I&O leaders use this research to assess cloud IaaS offerings by key players in Japan.

Published: 01 March 2017

ID: G00313759

Analyst(s): Tadaaki Mataga

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

  • Notes on the Japan Version
    • The Difference Between the Global Version and the Japan Version
  • Key Evaluation Points in This Magic Quadrant
    • Publication of Appropriate Information
    • Clear Scenario for Cloudization
    • Training and Certification
    • The Relationship Between the User and System Integrator, and the Cannibalization Situation
    • Go-to-Market Scenario of Cloud IaaS, Based on the Digital Business Vision
  • Notes on Foreign Providers
  • "Better to Have" Attributes for the Japanese Market

Magic Quadrant

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • Amazon Web Services
    • Fujitsu
    • IBM
    • IIJ
    • KDDI
    • Microsoft
    • NEC
    • NTT Communications
    • SoftBank
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

  • Criteria Included in the Global Magic Quadrant, but Not Included in the Japanese Version
  • Mandatory Criteria in the Global Magic Quadrant, but Not Essential in the Japanese Version

Evaluation Criteria

  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision
  • Quadrant Descriptions
    • Leaders
    • Challengers
    • Visionaries
    • Niche Players


Market Overview

  • Expectations for Providers in Japan

Gartner Recommended Reading

  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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