Gartner Names Microsoft Azure Cloud Infrastructure as a Service Leader

Posted by The Finchloom Team on Aug 14, 2016 3:19:18 PM in Microsoft Products

microsoft-azureAs business owners to CIOs ask how, not whether, to adopt the cloud, their digital business transformation journey always leads to embracing platform services that transform business productivity and customer engagment experiences. Customers look for and want a a vendor that not only understands the broad spectrum of cloud needs, but is a leader in meeting those needs.

Gartner, the leading IT and advisory research company, has named Microsoft Azure a leader in it's Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service Worldwide for the third consecutive year based on Azure's complete vision and ability to execute. Nicole Herskwitz, Director of Product Marketing, Cloud Platform says:

"We are honored by this continued recognition as we are relentless about what we believe is our commitment and rapid pace of innovation for infrastructure services. The ability to deploy and use applications close to data with consistent identity and a shared ecosystem, means greater efficiency, less complexity, and cost savings."

Microsoft continues to deliver market leading performance. Azure is known as a top cloud platform for Windows, it’s also an industry-leading support for Linux and other open source technologies. Many open source vendors consider Microsoft one of the best cloud partners.

The following table summarizes the current Gartner Magic Quadrants for IaaS, PaaS and Saas solutions for enterprise workloads where Microsoft is recognized as a leader.


Microsoft's leadership in cloud infrastructure is just one element in why Finchloom has chosen Microsoft's cloud solutions and products. Microsoft is fully committed to providing cloud solutions that support every business' journey and path to cloud adoption.

"This recognition from Gartner confirms Finchloom's decision to partner with Microsoft – We recognized that Azure was a leader from the beginning and now Gartner is confirming that Azure is positioned as a leader for Infrastructure as a Service. Finchloom is a Microsoft Azure partner, using it to provide Virtual Machines & Networks, Storage, Operations Management, and Azure Active Directory."

Jim Richardson, Finchloom

As Identity is a natural first to moving to the cloud, it is important to note that Office 365 and Azure share the same identity system with Azure Active Directory. Why? Because this will provide a very smooth, simple experience for clients continuing their cloud transformation with Infrastructure as a Service.

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The Finchloom Team

About the Author: The Finchloom Team

Finchloom is an Authorized Microsoft Cloud Service Provider focused on End User Productivity and Security to modernize Small and Medium Businesses.

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