Gartner Research

Market Guide for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, China

Published: 26 March 2018

ID: G00325478

Analyst(s): Kevin Ji , Uko Tian , Evan Zeng


Lack of market clarity about Chinese cloud providers' strategies, especially in cloud IaaS offerings, has created confusion among enterprise customers. I&O leaders should use this research to understand how the rapidly growing cloud IaaS market in China will affect enterprise IT strategies.

Table Of Contents

Market Definition

  • Market Description

Market Direction

  • Cloud-Enabling: Public Cloud IaaS Extension-as-a-Software Stack
  • Cloud-Inspired: Cloud IaaS for Community or Industry Clouds, and Cloud IaaS for Hosted Private Cloud or Cloud-Enabled Hosted Infrastructure
  • Pure Cloud: Hyperscale Cloud IaaS in Public Cloud
  • Cloud-Enhanced: Digital Service Innovation and Enablement as a Service on Top of Providers' Cloud IaaS Platforms
  • Cloud IaaS Provider Market Coverage Across the Four Cloud Types

Market Analysis

  • Cloud Shift Rate in China Will Increase to 20.7% in 2021, With Cloud IaaS Leading the Growth
  • Cloud IaaS Providers Continue Disrupting the Market Through Scale, Richness and Reach
    • Scale
    • Richness
    • Reach

Representative Vendors

  • Alibaba Cloud
  • Amazon Web Services
    • Baidu (Baidu Cloud)
    • China Telecom (E Cloud)
    • CIB Digital Financial Services (CIB Fintech)
    • Huawei (Huawei Cloud)
    • Microsoft (Azure)
    • QingCloud
    • Tencent Cloud
    • UCloud

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