Gartner’s Cloud IaaS Magic Quadrant Changes

Kevin Feasel

2018-05-25

Cloud

Bruno Aziza analyzes Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service offerings:

The first and most drastic change that occurred over the last year is the number of players that Gartner decided to highlight in its report: the number of vendors went from 14 to just 6 this year.  

Why is that?! Have the big become bigger and the small smaller?! Or has the space shrunk?   The latter is highly improbable.  All the contrary: earlier last year, forecasted that the highest growth in the cloud market would be coming from the sector this MQ covers: Gartner predicted that the cloud system infrastructure services would grow over 36% to reach $34B+ in 2017.

So, what gives?!

Read on to learn what gives.  As far as the rankings themselves go, I think it’s reasonable:  AWS and Azure can generally go head-to-head on features though Amazon does have the advantage.  Google is a distant third and the rest aren’t major players.

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