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6/20/2017
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Alibaba Edges in as Microsoft, Amazon Grow Stronger

Gartner's 2017 Magic Quadrant for Infrastructure as a Service shows a newcomer, Chinese supplier Alibaba; Amazon maintains its leadership.

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Charlie Babcock
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6/21/2017 | 5:58:32 PM
Whoa, slowdown in China
A hidden issue with Alibaba or any provider located in China are the latencies that may be encountered on the Internet there. Throughput between a user and an application running in a public cloud may be impacted by "bandwidth bottlenecks in multiple locations," such as between a carrier's cross-provincial networks or at cross-carrier peering points; also at cross-border transit points or international points-of-presence of Chinese carriers. China's Great Firewall "adds sizable latency." 
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