Gartner Has First Ever IaaS Magic Quadrant Report

A new Gartner Magic Quadrant report is available this week covering the public cloud computing vendors. Bluelock got props, among other big names included Amazon Web Services, Terremark, Savvis and CSC. The report is very detailed in the usual Gartner manner and is a must-read for enterprise IT architects who are evaluating players in this space. Lydia Leong, report generator, looked at simple and multiple workloads, both managed and unmanaged, from 20 cloud providers. Each provider had to offer services in at least two separate data centers and have more than $10 million in IaaS revenue in 2010. The PaaS vendors weren’t covered, even though it is getting harder to distinguish what is a platform and what is an infrastructure service. It is Gartner’s first-such MQ evaluation of this set of vendors.