2021 Gartner®
Solution Scorecard™ for Alibaba Cloud International IaaS+PaaS

In the 2021 Gartner Solution Scorecard for Alibaba Cloud International IaaS+PaaS[1] , Alibaba Cloud achieved a score of 81 out of 100. Alibaba Cloud has been included in this report for 3 years in a row and is also the only Chinese cloud vendor selected for this report so far. Alibaba Cloud received the highest scores in the compute, storage, and network respectively, and the highest score in security in required criteria.

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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Smart Access Gateway

SmartAG provides an end-to-end cloud deployment solution for connecting hardware and software to Alibaba Cloud.

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Security Center

A unified security management system that identifies, analyzes, and notifies you of security threats in real time

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In this report we believe, you will:

· Understand why Alibaba Cloud scored a 81out of 100

·Learn the various criteria Gartner has established to understand the differentiation of IaaS+PaaS offerings

· Learn how to find the right product for your company in a complex IaaS+PaaS market


[1] Solution Scorecard for Alibaba Cloud International IaaS+PaaS, by Adrian Wong, 16 November 2021.


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