Gartner (NYSE:IT), an information technology research and consulting firm in the United States, recently released a report that provides a technical assessment of blockchain cloud services provided by cloud computing vendors around the world. The report involves six companies in the world: Alibaba cloud, Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft and oracle.
Gartner evaluates blockchain cloud services for 6 publicly owned cloud vendors in five dimensions, including overall, core infrastructure, tools and services, application development, and public blockchain, with Microsoft at the top of the list, with the highest overall rating and Alibaba cloud being the second.
The exact ranking is shown in the following figure (sorted by H>M>L):
The report argues that while cloud computing has proven feasible, blockchain technology is still in its emerging phase and many cloud computing products are less mature, with some evaluation products still in beta (test) or preview stages; Ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric are two widely used distributed ledger technology (DLT) frameworks, and most cloud computing vendors are based on these two framework development zone block chain cloud products; In addition, the cloud platform value of cloud computing manufacturers and the value of blockchain products developed by them are often confused by marketing information, resulting in deviations in customer cognition;
In response to the above problems, the report also makes recommendations to professional technicians: weigh the ease of use, management overhead and centralization of blockchain cloud services; Firstly, select the blockchain technology platform, and then select the cloud computing vendor that supports the technology platform. To investigate the blockchain cloud services of cloud computing vendors, because blockchain applications are not only smart contracts, but also have to meet many application development needs.