Gartner has released its annual Magic Quadrant for Cloud IaaS now updated on a nine-month basis.
The Magic Quadrant evaluates vendors in the market, in terms of ability to execute ad completeness of vision and, also this year, shows in the strongest position, Amazon Web Services that, despite some well-known weaknesses, is the dominant vendor also in the enterprise market.
Other vendors are finally emerged adopting all the minimum required features and reducing the number of differentiators in the market.
In comparison to 2012 quadrant we can see in the Leaders position only CSC, still far from AWS, while all the other players in that position last year (Terremark, Savvis and Dimension Data) were moved to Challengers.
Microsoft enters the Visionaries quadrant while IBM and HP joined Fujitsu in the Niche Players quadrant.