This year, and for the twelfth consecutive year, AWS has been named as a Leader in the 2022 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Services (CIPS). Per Gartner, AWS is the longest-running CIPS Magic Quadrant Leader.
AWS was among the first cloud providers when we launched Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) and Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) 16 years ago. Our APIs have been adopted by the whole industry and often copied by others.
We believe this report validates AWS’s ability to innovate and deliver the broadest and deepest set of services for cloud computing. I encourage you to read the full report to appreciate the details.
As Jeff Bezos wrote in his first letter to shareholders in 1997 (reprinted at the end of each annual letter since then), Amazon makes decisions and weighs trade-offs differently than some companies. We focus on the long-term value rather than short-term profits, we make bold rather than timid investment decisions, and most importantly, we relentlessly focus on you: our customers. As a matter of fact, 90 percent of AWS’s roadmap for new services and capabilities is directly driven by your feedback and requests.
I work with AWS service teams every day. These teams work hard to innovate on your behalf. They make bold investments to invent, build, and operate services that help you innovate and build amazing experiences for your customers. The entire team is proud to see these efforts recognized by Gartner.
Our teams closely work with the vibrant AWS Partner Network. AWS has the largest and most dynamic community, with millions of active customers every month and more than 100,000 partners from over 150 countries—with almost 70% headquartered outside the United States. There is a real network effect when you use AWS.
The full Gartner report has details about the features and factors they reviewed. It explains the methodology used and the results. This report can serve as a guide when choosing a cloud provider that helps you innovate on behalf of your customers.
Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Services, 19 October 2022, Raj Bala, et. al.