2021 Gartner®
Magic Quadrant™ for Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Services

Alibaba Cloud has been placed in the Visionaries quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Services report published on 27 July 2021 [1] . This is the first time Alibaba Cloud has moved further on right and appeared as a Visionary. It is our 5th consecutive years appearance in this Magic Quadrant.*

ECS Bare Metal Instance

An elastic and horizontally scalable high-performance computing service providing the same computing performance as traditional physical servers including physical isolation

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Object Storage Service

An encrypted and secure cloud storage service that can store, process, and access massive amounts of data from anywhere in the world

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PolarDB is a cloud-native relational database compatible with MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Oracle. ApsaraDB for PolarDB provides the performance and availability of traditional enterprise databases and the flexibility and cost-effectiveness of open-source databases

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Conduct large-scale data warehousing with MaxCompute

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Function Compute

A secure and stable, elastically scaled, O&M-free, pay-as-you-go, serverless computing platform

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Cloud Enterprise Network

A global network for rapidly building a distributed business system and hybrid cloud to help users create a network with enterprise level-scalability and the communication capabilities of a cloud network

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· Understand why Alibaba Cloud is positioned as a Visionary

· Learn how to make the right choices in a CIPS market

· View the strengths and cautions of each CIPS provider based on various criteria


* Recognized as a Niche Player from 2018-2020, 2017- A Visionary as Alibaba Cloud

[1] Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Services, by Raj Bala, Bob Gill, Dennis Smith, Kevin Ji, David Wright, 27 July 2021.


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