Gartner Research

Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Worldwide

Published: 23 May 2018

ID: G00336148

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

Summary

The global market for cloud IaaS has consolidated around hyperscale service providers. Infrastructure and operations leaders should adopt strategically, but consider scenario-specific providers as well.

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

  • Understanding the Vendor Profiles, Strengths and Cautions
    • Format of the Vendor Descriptions

Magic Quadrant

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • Alibaba Cloud
    • Amazon Web Services
    • Google
    • IBM
    • Microsoft
    • Oracle
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

Evaluation Criteria

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

Context

Market Overview

  • What Does the Cloud IaaS Market Include?
  • What Types of Workload Are Being Placed on Cloud IaaS?
  • What Trends Are Currently Influencing Buyers?
  • What Key Market Aspects Should Buyers Be Aware Of?

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  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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