IBM announced that the IBM public cloud has been named a 2019 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for cloud infrastructure as a service.
The Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice Distinction is based on feedback and ratings from end-user professionals who have experience purchasing, implementing and using cloud infrastructure as a service, worldwide. Gartner defines cloud infrastructure as a service as a standardized, highly automated offering, where compute resources, complemented by storage and networking capabilities, are owned by a service provider and offered to the customer on demand. The resources are scalable and elastic in near real time, and metered by use. Self-service interfaces are exposed directly to the customer, including a web-based UI and an API. The resources may be single-tenant or multitenant, and hosted by the service provider or on-premises in the customer’s data center. Thus, this market covers both public and private cloud IaaS offerings.
Enterprises are operating in a hybrid multicloud landscape, and they will find themselves at different points on this spectrum for the next several years as they migrate, modernize, and build new applications to the cloud. Public cloud plays a critical role in this hybrid architecture because of the efficiency, scale and access to high value services it provides for even the most complex workloads.
The IBM public cloud delivers the capabilities required by the world’s largest and most complex enterprises, including market leading security, data and app protection; open source innovation; and enterprise-grade capabilities for the most robust workloads.
“Building on thousands of engagements with clients from every industry, IBM continues to enhance our public cloud to meet the requirements of clients in even the most heavily regulated environments,” said Harish Grama, General Manager, IBM Public Cloud. “Enterprises from all over the world and from every industry are entrusting their business to the IBM public cloud. I believe being named a 2019 Customers’ Choice for cloud infrastructure as a service demonstrates the important role IBM Cloud is playing in accelerating the cloud journey, regardless of where clients are starting.”