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Gartner’s 2019 Magic Quadrant For Cloud IaaS: Six Top Providers

Check out who made Gartner’s 2019 Cloud IaaS Magic Quadrant.

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Leader: Google

Last year, Google broke into the Leaders quadrant, joining AWS and Azure in that exclusive club. Google Cloud Platform remains in the same quadrant with its two largest rivals, though is still a distant third in market share.

Google Cloud Platform remains a strong choice for big data, machine learning, cloud-native applications and other apps that need to be optimized for cloud-native operations.

But Google's cloud is also "beginning to attract enterprises" looking to host traditional workloads, such as SAP, on a stable platform.

Strengths:

Google's internal innovations around automation, containers and networking have done a lot to boost its IaaS and PaaS capabilities. And Google's technology is uniquely centered around open-source ecosystems.

The provider is moving past cloud-native startups to expand its reach into the enterprise. It is leveraging "differentiated technologies on the forward edge of IT" to do this, Gartner noted, specifically in analytics and machine learning.

That leads some enterprises deploying applications anchored around data-centric technologies like BigQuery to see Google as a strategic provider.

Cautions:

"Google demonstrates an immaturity of process and procedures when dealing with enterprise accounts, which can make the company difficult to transact with at times," Gartner said.

That immaturity is mostly seen in contracting, discounting, licensing for ISVs, and integrations with enterprise systems and support.

"Google is aggressively targeting these shortcomings," Gartner said.

Gartner also notes Google's channel needs development.

"Google has a much smaller pool of experienced MSP and infrastructure-centric professional services partners than other vendors in this Magic Quadrant."

 

 
 
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