Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, has been recognized for its critical cloud abilities of compute, storage, network and security among global cloud service providers on the newly released 2021 Gartner® Solution Scorecard for Alibaba Cloud International IaaS & PaaS.
Alibaba Cloud’s IaaS (infrastructure as a service) + PaaS (platform as a service) offerings were recognized with the 3rd highest overall solution score of 81% among all evaluated international vendors in this market.
Alibaba Cloud scored 86% in the required criteria in the 2021 scorecard. It also met 74% of the preferred criteria and 58% of the optional criteria respectively.
The scorecard is a highly recognized industry assessment and evaluates selected service providers that meet a defined set of inclusion criteria against their latest solutions for cloud integrated IaaS and PaaS in nine categories, including computing, storage, network, and security, across 270 criteria.
This marked the third consecutive year that Gartner has published a Solution Scorecard about Alibaba Cloud. Alibaba Cloud believes this year’s scores reflect its increased infrastructure and marketing presence outside China, as well as differential global products.
“We have continued to be recognized in the Gartner® Solution Scorecard in the past two years by broadening our international offerings and our infrastructure options. In our opinion, these efforts, as reflected in the scorecard, have given us a competitive advantage over other global players,” said Jeff Zhang, President of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence. “Going forward, we will strengthen our core IaaS+PaaS features and step up the rollout of new services and features in all regions, with the aim of providing the best cloud experience to our customers worldwide.”
Alibaba Cloud currently has 80 availability zones in 25 regions, serving millions of customers across the globe. It has been strengthening its capabilities in computing, storage, network, and security. The fourth generation of ApsaraCompute Shenlong Architecture unveiled in October 2021, carries leading capabilities in terms of container elasticity, storage, input/output (IO) performance, latency and chip-level security hardening features. It is equipped with the industry’s only large-scale Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA), which can reduce network latency as low as 5 microseconds.
In terms of storage, Alibaba Cloud’s proprietary distributed storage system Pangu provides excellent scalability and automated load balance with extremely high data availability. It has built Luoshen, an innovative cloud network architecture that provides products and services for various cloud network scenarios to support the deployment of millions of customers.
Owning more than 80 security and compliance accreditations worldwide, Alibaba Cloud also provides an array of security products, including DDoS protections, web application firewall, cloud security and business risk management, for businesses worldwide.
To view the Gartner report, please click on this link.