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Here's Who Made Gartner's 2015 Cloud IaaS Magic Quadrant

Amazon Web Services continues to lead Gartner's 2015 Cloud IaaS Magic Quadrant. Here's what else can be learned from the report.

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Strengths: Google got into the IaaS market a little late, but is gaining ground with an effective sales strategy that productizes its vaunted computing capabilities.

"Google has a comprehensive vision for, and extensive experience with, how cloud-native applications are developed and managed through the life cycle."

While it offers excellent value and speedy provisioning, Google will truly differentiate itself with platform and manageability features, not price, in the long run.

Cautions: Google "is still in the rudimentary stages of learning to engage with enterprise and midmarket customers."

It needs to earn the trust of businesses with attention to prospective customers and support for legacy workloads.

And for a provider pursuing a hybrid strategy that's open-source and partner-centric, Google still has a relatively nascent partner program.

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