Gartner has positioned Microsoft in the Leader Quadrant in the 2016 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Application Platform as a Service (aPaaS), based on its completeness of vision and ability to execute in the aPaaS market. Gartner defines aPaaS as “a form of PaaS that provides a platform to support application development, deployment and execution in the cloud. Microsoft is currently the only vendor to be positioned as a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrants for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Application Platform as a Service, Cloud Storage Services and Server Virtualization, and we believe this validates Microsoft’s strategy to enable the power of choice as we deliver industry-leading platform and data services, infrastructure services, and hybrid solutions.
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