Updated MQ Status
This is a convenient status-update page for those service providers participating in the Cloud IaaS Magic Quadrant.
Last update: Thursday, April 18th, 2013
The last “Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service” was published on October 18th, 2012. (If you’re not a client, see the free reprint.)
There are three Magic Quadrants in 2013: the “Magic Quadrant for Cloud IaaS” (conducted during Q2), the “Magic Quadrant for Managed Hosting, North America” (published in April), and the “Magic Quadrant for Managed Hosting, Western Europe” (currently in progress). There is also a proposed Magic Quadrant for Managed Hosting, Asia-Pacific.
Cloud IaaS MQ
The “Magic Quadrant for Cloud IaaS” is an update of the 2012 Magic Quadrant for Cloud IaaS. Like the previous Cloud IaaS MQ, it will be focused on true cloud IaaS — self-service, highly-automated, and on-demand, targeted at IT organizations that want to obtain virtual data center resources and manage the operations themselves, whether those resources are multi-tenant or single-tenant, hosted by the service provider or on-premises. (It is strictly a service provider evaluation, focused on highly-standardized offerings, and even though private cloud IaaS will be part of the evaluation, providers must have a public cloud IaaS offering to qualify.)
Thus far, we have gathered and confirmed contacts, as well as sent out the pre-qualification survey.
The MQ is expected to proceed according to the following approximate timeline:
- May 3rd: Deadline for survey responses and trial instructions.
- Week of May 6th: Send out formal inclusion notifications.
- May 17th: Deadline for briefings for included vendors.
- June 3rd:Deadline for supplemental data.
- Week of June 17th: Draft for vendor review.
Like all Magic Quadrant timelines, this one is subject to change.
Managed Hosting MQ
This is the update to the previous global Managed Hosting MQ. This has been split into three regional Magic Quadrants. The North American MQ is complete and has been published. The European MQ is in the peer review process. The Asia-Pacific MQ is still in the proposal stage.