A couple of weeks ago I’ve wrote about how Amazon is leaving its competition behind when it comes to cloud computing – “mirrors and snails in the cloud”. So now Gartner just released its magic quadrant for 2014.

gartner mq 2014

There’s quite a notable difference from 2013, where Microsoft was a Visionary and now a Leader, while Google’s now a Visionary. Check my article about containers to find out why.

gartner mq 2013

Even if we look back at both 2012 and 2011, Amazon never left the Leader board.

gartner mq 2012gartner mq 2011

It’s incredible how things change and we can see that for future companies IT doesn’t matter (by Nicholas Carr) any more, but rather what you do with it.