Here’s Who Made Gartner’s Magic Quadrant For Cloud Infrastructure And Platform Services
Here’s a look at the seven IaaS and PaaS cloud providers included in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Services report.
Visionary: Alibaba Cloud
Gartner evaluated Alibaba Cloud’s Singapore-based international business and service, calling it a good fit for cloud-first, digital business workloads for customers based in China and Southeast Asia who need ecosystem support or cloud infrastructure in China. Alibaba Cloud is training its sights on expansion in Asia and database PaaS innovation.
Strengths: Alibaba Cloud leads in market share and cloud capabilities in China and surrounding countries, and it’s expected to be the regional favorite in emerging cloud markets, including Indonesia and Malaysia. Enterprises often view Alibaba Cloud as a pathway to digital transformation and e-commerce capabilities due to its parent company. This is based on Alibaba Cloud’s big data and analytics capabilities and its parent company’s e-commerce strength.
Cautions: Alibaba Cloud’s market share is predominantly in China, with customers that have headquarters in China or global businesses that require a local Chinese presence, according to Gartner. The provider is “unlikely to meaningfully penetrate” markets outside its home region, it said.