Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for Public Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Worldwide

Published: 11 October 2017

ID: G00323120

Analyst(s): Raj Bala , Dennis Smith , Craig Lowery , Lydia Leong


Market-leading cloud IaaS providers deliver significantly greater capabilities than their competitors, which are relegated to niches. Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders must make both strategic and tactical use-case-specific provider selections.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • Alibaba Cloud
    • Amazon Web Services
    • CenturyLink Cloud
    • Fujitsu Cloud Service K5 IaaS
    • Google Cloud Platform
    • IBM Bluemix Infrastructure
    • Interoute Virtual Data Centre
    • Joyent Triton Public Cloud
    • Microsoft Azure
    • NTT Com Enterprise Cloud 2.0
    • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
    • Rackspace Public Cloud
    • Skytap Cloud
    • vCloud Air
    • Virtustream Enterprise Cloud
  • 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
    • Internet of Things
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion Criteria

  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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