Cloud Platforms 2023 RadarView™

October, 2023


Report Summary

This RadarView helps enterprises identify the right cloud adoption partner to address their business challenges. It begins with a summary of key trends shaping the supply side of the market. It continues with a detailed assessment of six major cloud platform providers supporting enterprise IT environments. Each profile provides an overview of the platform provider, its key IP assets, and a list of clients and partnerships, along with brief client case studies. Each profile concludes with analyst insights on the provider’s product maturity, enterprise adaptability, and innovation road map.

Why read this RadarView?

Cloud platforms continue to play a key role in digital transformation for enterprises. The providers in this space are enabling AI solution development by enhancing computing capabilities to process large AI workloads and improving data integration to simplify ETL, warehousing, and analytics. They are also facilitating the development of generative AI-based solutions by offering innovation facilities and sandbox environments to test novel use cases. Additionally, they are collaborating with AI technology companies to integrate foundation models into their AI application development platforms.

The Cloud Platforms 2023 RadarView™ highlights key supply-side trends in the cloud platforms space and Avasant’s viewpoint. It aids companies in identifying top platform providers to assist them in their cloud adoption journeys. It also analyzes each platform provider’s capabilities in technology and delivery support, enabling organizations to identify the right strategic partners for cloud adoption.

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Featured providers

This RadarView includes a detailed analysis of the following cloud platform providers: AWS, DigitalOcean, Google, IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle.


Our evaluation of platform providers is based on public disclosures and Avasant’s ongoing market interactions. The assessment is across the three dimensions of product maturity, enterprise adaptability, and innovation road map, leading to our recognition of those providers that have brought the most value to the market over the past 12 months.

Table of contents

About the report (Page 3)

Executive summary (Pages 4–7)

    • Defining cloud platforms
    • Avasant recognizes six top-tier cloud platform providers supporting enterprise IT environments
    • Provider comparison

Supply-side trends (Pages 8–12)

    • Cloud platform providers facilitate AI solution development for enterprises.
    • Computing capabilities for foundation model training and the integration of data fabric drive AI initiatives.
    • Cloud platform providers focus on mainframe modernization services to enhance agility and scalability.
    • Cloud platform providers have launched sovereign cloud services in multiple regions over the past 18 months.

Platform provider profiles (Pages 13–25)

    • Detailed profiles for AWS, DigitalOcean, Google, IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle.

Appendix (Pages 26–29)

    • RadarView assessment
    • Research methodology and coverage
    • Interpretation of classification

Key contacts (Page 30)

Read the Research Byte based on this report.

Please refer to Avasant’s Cloud Platforms 2023 Market Insights™ for detailed insights on the demand-side trends.