IaaS Technology Value Matrix 2020

June 26, 2020 - Research U85

Cloud computing, and more specifically, infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), has rapidly matured in both technological capability and user understanding; the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent work-from-home movement further thrust the technology into the spotlight as an essential capability, enabling remote work and collaboration, along with distributed access to internal applications and databases. The core areas of computation power and data storage are well-documented; all viable vendors offer a variety of compute and storage options to fit intended use cases and customer budgets. Progressive vendors look to add value to their offerings with expanded hybrid and multi-cloud capabilities and integrations; built-in data science and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities available as-a-service, and advanced networking like edge computing, IoT device support, and 5G connectivity.