IaaS in 2016: Who can challenge Amazon?

August 30, 2016 dbadmin 0

Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is a maturing segment of the cloud computing market. In its 2015 Cloud Computing Hype Cycle, Gartner placed IaaS on the ‘Slope of Enlightenment’, which is the last stage before mainstream adoption (a.k.a the Plateau of Productivity). Also approaching the SoE is ‘IaaS+’, which provides additional services on top of [More…]

AWS, Microsoft Azure Top Gartner’s Magic Quadrant For IaaS

August 30, 2016 dbadmin 0

Microsoft Azure, in addition to Amazon Web Services, is showing strong legs for longevity in the cloud marketplace, with other vendors falling further to the rear and confined to more of a vendor-specific or niche role, according to Gartner’s latest Magic Quadrant for Infrastructure-as-a-Service. Gartner lead cloud analyst Lydia Leong, along with analysts Gregor Petri, [More…]

Beyond The Big 2: 10 Benefits Of Alternate IaaS Providers

August 30, 2016 dbadmin 0

We’ve all heard the old saying “bigger is not always better.” Such is the case with your infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider. According to Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service, “The market for cloud IaaS has consolidated significantly around two leading service providers.” While these Big 2 players — Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure — offer [More…]