Gartner study: Amazon Web Services edges out Microsoft Azure for Infrastructure as a Service

By Webcoup Admin

Published on July 21, 2016


Amazon Web Services scored slightly higher than Microsoft’s Azure in Gartner’s comprehensive Infrastructure as a Service assessment, released by the research firm today. The ranking can be seen as progress for Microsoft, which is coming from behind in the IaaS sector.

The assessment is based on 234 criteria, broken down in eight categories, four of them technical (compute, networking, storage, and security and access) and four of them non-technical (service offerings, management and DevOps, service and support levels, and price and billing).

Overall, AWS scored 92 percent, followed by Azure with 88 percent and Google Cloud Platform with 70 percent.


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