How Alibaba Cloud has moved up the ranks to become a cloud leader – with global expansion key
The rise of Alibaba Cloud, to become a major player in cloud infrastructure, is a fascinating one.
Between 2014 and 2016, Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) saw the top right box change not one iota. Amazon Web Services (AWS) was out on its own, followed by Microsoft, then a gap to the rest. 2014 had a swarm of ‘visionary’ players, but by 2016 only Google remained to take third place.
Last year, however, things changed. The top right of course remained the same, but...