Wave Report

The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Public Cloud Platforms, Q2 2013

One Size Does Not Fit All Developer Needs

June 14th, 2013
JR
John Rymer
JS
James Staten
With contributors:
Vivian Brown , Phil Murphy

Summary

Public cloud platforms are the keys that unlock the flexibility, productivity, and economic advantages of cloud computing. Application development and delivery (AD&D) pros use a wide variety of public cloud platforms, and this Forrester Wave™ evaluates the leading providers of these choices. Public cloud platforms take several forms, including basic infrastructure-as-a-service platforms as well as either full or partial platform services and tools. Each of these types of platforms is best suited to a distinct type of AD&D pro. In Forrester's 19-criteria evaluation of public cloud vendors, we identified the 14 most significant public cloud platform providers for large enterprises — Amazon Web Services (AWS), CloudBees, Cordys, Engine Yard, GoGrid, Google, IBM, Mendix, Microsoft (Windows Azure), MioSoft, Rackspace, salesforce.com, SoftLayer, and Verizon Terremark. This report details how well each vendor fulfills our criteria and where each stands in relation to its competitors for the three major categories of AD&D professionals. Our goal: Help developers select the right partner for their public cloud deployments.

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