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Microsoft continues to be a leader in Gartner's Cloud IaaS MQ

Posted on May 25, 2018

Director, Product Marketing, Microsoft Azure

We’re in the midst of the cloud revolution. Customers – big and small – are betting on Azure and undergoing massive digital transformation. While industry stalwarts like Rio Tinto are powering their mission critical SAP deployments with powerful Azure infrastructure, startups like Audioburst are envisioning entire new businesses on Azure with AI technologies, and many others like Adobe are delighting their customers with better digital experiences. Every customer has a fascinating story on what they’re doing with Azure. And we’re proud to be the cloud – across IaaS and PaaS – underpinning this transformation and enabling IT.

Today, we’re honored to be recognized as a leader in Gartner’s IaaS MQ for the fifth consecutive year.

Many of our customers choose IaaS as the entry point to Azure and I am happy to note that the recent Right Scale State of the Cloud survey placed Azure ahead of any other cloud for enterprises beginning their cloud journey. The reason customers are choosing Azure is not just because Azure offers unparalleled security, the largest global datacenter footprint, true hybrid consistency and a rich set of application services. It’s also because Microsoft leads across a broad spectrum of cloud services. This gives our customers the confidence that no matter their cloud need, Microsoft has them covered.

Here’s a list of Gartner MQs that Microsoft is placed in the leader’s quadrant:

Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Worldwide
Magic Quadrant for the CRM Customer Engagement Center
Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Agile Planning Tools
Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service
Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Japan
Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms
Magic Quadrant for Data Management Solutions for Analytics
Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems
Magic Quadrant for Content Services Platforms
Magic Quadrant for Meeting Solutions
Magic Quadrant for Content Collaboration Platforms
Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Storage Services, Worldwide
Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications
Magic Quadrant for Sales Force Automation
Magic Quadrant for Mobile App Development Platforms
Magic Quadrant for Access Management, Worldwide
Magic Quadrant for Insight Engines

If you haven’t used Azure yet, I invite you to try it – and I can't wait to see what amazing things you'll end up doing with Azure.

 

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