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Critical Capabilities for Public Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Worldwide

Published: 24 May 2018

ID: G00353026

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


Public cloud IaaS is not a commodity, and providers differ enormously on the depth and breadth of their capabilities. I&O leaders can 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
    • Google Cloud Platform
    • IBM Cloud
    • Microsoft Azure
    • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • Compute Resilience
    • Architecture Flexibility
    • Security and Compliance
    • User Management
    • Enterprise Integration
    • Developer Services
    • Operations Management
    • Big Data Enablement
  • Use Cases
    • Application Development
    • Analytics
    • Cloud-Native Applications
    • General Business Applications
    • Internet of Things
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion Criteria

  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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