|Gartner confirms what we all know: AWS and Microsoft are the cloud leaders, by a fair way |
Paranormal parallelogram for IaaS has Google on the same lap, IBM and Oracle trailing
19 Jun 2017 at 06:01, Simon Sharwood
Gartner has published a new magic quadrant for infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) that – surprising nobody – has Amazon Web Services and Microsoft alone in the leader's quadrant and a few others thought outside of the box.
Here's the Soothsaying Square in all its glory.
Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Worldwide June 2017.
Click here to embiggen
That Oracle and IBM are rated visionaries may turn heads, as both strut like cloud leaders: Oracle regularly says its cloud is superior to Amazon's. Yet Gartner rates Oracle's cloud “a bare-bones 'minimum viable product'” that offers “only the most vitally necessary cloud IaaS compute, storage and networking capabilities.” The analyst firm also worries about the Oracle cloud's “limited operational track record” and warns that “Customers need to have a very high tolerance for risk, along with strong technical acumen.”
continues at theregister.co.uk