Below is a highly subjective, opinionated rating of the Cloud vendors as of end of April. I will try to do it may be every 3 months or so.
Feel free to disagree/comment/argue why the rating is wrong. Did I miss any other prominent vendors? I did not include PAAS vendors, because I don’t know what it is.
|AWS||A-||Doing well, but nothing ground breaking or interesting in last few months. May no longer be the darling of the public cloud.|
|A+||Shook up public cloud market with price cuts and innovation.|
|VMW||C-||Asleep at the wheels – clinging to past|
|Verizon||B-||Can we still hear them?|
|CenturyLink||B+/A-||Tier 3 acquisition + price cuts.|
|RHAT||B||Much ado about nothing still – seems to be struggling on execution front and trying to fight a losing perception battle. – will revise if InkTank story evolves.|
|MSFT||A||For continued momentum – but, it’s time for them to reset the rules of the game.|
|RAX||C-||All indications are they are done.|