Windows Azure Infrastructure Services (IaaS) was only in market 13 days by the report cut-off date, but Microsoft is still second in terms of completeness of vision. This report is strong third-party validation that Microsoft is quickly closing the gap with AWS and can meet the global needs of enterprises needing to run workloads at global cloud scale.
Gartner positions Microsoft in the Visionaries Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). Gartner defines cloud compute IaaS as a virtual data center of compute, storage and network resources delivered as a service. Gartner recognized Microsoft for completeness of vision and ability to execute.
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