AWS, Microsoft, Google, Oracle, Alibaba Top Gartner’s Cloud Magic Quadrant
Gartner ranks the top eight cloud services companies, along with their strengths and weaknesses, in its new 2022 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Services.
The battle to win share in the massive cloud infrastructure and platform services market will have long-lasting ramifications to the future of enterprise IT.
“The hyperscale cloud providers are in a race to colonize enterprises in an attempt to become the primary strategic supplier of cloud services to address a broad range of IT workloads,” said Gartner in its new 2022 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Services.
Many of the largest technology conglomerates on the planet—from Amazon, Oracle and Google to Huawei and Alibaba—made Gartner’s new Magic Quadrant cloud services report.
These massive companies’ all have dedicated cloud business organizations such as Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Huawei Cloud and Alibaba Cloud.
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The ultimate goal of these large cloud providers is to move enterprises further up into the platform as-a-service (PaaS) layer where the margins are higher and the ability to extract workloads and processes become more difficult, according to the IT research firm.
Gartner is expecting worldwide end-user spending on public cloud services to reach a record $592 billion in 2023, up 21 percent from $490 billion in 2022.
Top 8 Cloud Services Companies Ranked: Gartner Magic Quadrant
Gartner’s 2022 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Services ranks vendors on their ability to execute and completeness of vision and places them in four categories: Niche Players (low on vision and execution), Visionaries (good vision but low execution), Challengers (good execution but low vision) and Leaders (excelling in both vision and execution). In this particular Gartner Magic Quadrant, there are no companies listed as Challengers.
The scope of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant includes Infrastructure as-a-Service (IaaS) and integrated Platform as-a-Service (PaaS) offerings such as database PaaS, application developer PaaS, and industrialized distributed cloud offerings that are often deployed in enterprise data centers.
Here are the eight companies leading the global cloud infrastructure and platform services market, along with each vendor’s strength and weakness:
* Alibaba Cloud
* Google Cloud
* Huawei Cloud
* IBM Cloud
* Oracle Cloud
* Tencent Cloud