Google named a Leader in 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Services again
For the fourth consecutive year, Gartner has positioned Google as a Leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Services (formerly titled as Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, or IaaS).
With our customers and communities adjusting to new ways of working and doing business, Google Cloud has remained focused on building services and platforms that help you be more resilient and derive even more value from your cloud infrastructure. We believe Gartner’s analysis and recognition gives our customers the confidence needed to choose Google as the platform for customer-centric innovation. Here are just a few recent examples.
Ready for the most demanding, mission-critical workloads
Our enterprise-ready cloud provides you the uptime, performance, and scale to run even your most demanding workloads. Examples of recent launches:
- The largest single-node GPU-enabled VM in the industry with up to 16 NVIDIA A100 instances so that our customers can run their ML workloads
- The only cloud to support scale-out 96TB SAP HANA so that customers can confidently bring their most critical workloads to GCP
- Strategic partnerships with leading partners like SAP
- Several regions and an expanded global network footprint including new subsea cables, Firmina, Dunant, Blue and Raman
- High bandwidth 50/75/100Gbps networking for VMs
- Persistent Disk Extreme (block storage) with 120K IOPS
- Filestore High Scale scale-out NFS for HPC
Saves you money
- Tau VMs, which offer the best price-performance among leading clouds for scale-out workloads
- Machine-learning-driven predictive auto-scaling for VMs and GKE Autopilot, enabling infrastructure to scale up and down as needed with minimal waste
- Standard network tier which routes traffic over the internet for cost optimization
- Extended Anthos to bare metal and Microsoft Azure to support customers who want a multi-cloud and hybrid cloud posture.
- Announced a new network dataplane for Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) and Anthos that supports eBPF, an open-source Linux kernel technology optimized for Kubernetes.
- Google Kubernetes Engine (based on the Kubernetes standard) received the top overall score based on 2021 Gartner Solution Scorecard for Google Kubernetes Engine.
- Confidential VMs and Confidential GKE with in-memory encryption and encryption keys controlled by you, with a single checkbox
- Enhanced security for Cloud Run
- Strong support against DDoS attacks. In 2017, our infrastructure absorbed the largest-known DDoS attack at 2.5Tbps with no impact to customers.
- Google has been carbon neutral since 2007, and for the past four years has matched 100% of the electricity we consume globally with wind and solar purchases. Everything you run on Google Cloud is net carbon neutral.
- We continue to innovate towards greater energy efficiency in our data centers, and compared with five years ago, now deliver around seven times as much computing power with the same amount of electrical power.
- Recently we announced new features to help customers reduce the carbon footprint of their applications and infrastructure, including a region picker to help with architecture decisions, and low carbon indicators in the Google Cloud Console.
Supporting our customers