Gartner published its Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service vendors last month, and (surprise, surprise) Amazon Web Services is still top dog in the space. But unlike last year, when Amazon shared the top-ranking "Leader" category with four other cloud IaaS vendors, this time, only CSC made the cut this time.
Gartner only ranked cloud IaaS vendors in the Magic Quadrant, and focused on public cloud and private cloud providers that feature self-service and automation in a standardized environment. Use cases include development and testing, internal and external facing production environments, high-performance computing, and disaster recovery.
While Amazon got a head start on the rest of the cloud IaaS market, Google is now in the game with Google Compute Engine. VMware has also waded into the public cloud waters with vCloud Hybrid Service. But since both services were in beta when Gartner released its Magic Quadrant in August, the research firm didn't include either.