In 2021, 67 percent of respondents stated that they are using Microsoft Azure for their cloud services. Amazon Web Services (AWS) was on top of the list until 2020, when Microsoft took the place. Additionally, the percentage of respondents not using any form of cloud dropped to four percent in 2021 from eight percent in 2020.
Microsoft Azure, AWS and Google Cloud are the key players
Among the reasons for the popularity of Microsoft Azure, AWS, and Google Cloud is their global cloud infrastructure. These vendors are a prominent choice for organizations as they provide cloud on-ramp services in data centers around the world while ensuring high security standards and achieving great levels of reliability. Further, private cloud takes the third place, meaning that organizations use a cloud computing environment that is dedicated entirely to that organization alone.
What are the vendors’ key strengths?
One of AWS’ key strengths is its wide variety of services, including storage, analytics, networking, developer tools, security, and enterprise applications, among others. This broad product portfolio makes AWS a great choice for customers seeking to boost developer functionality. Microsoft Azure, on the other hand, is a popular choice due to its combination of Azure, Teams, and Office 365, making it a good fit with all enterprise computing needs in a single place. Finally, Google Cloud’s hallmark is its expertise around open-source technologies, such as container technology, which makes Google’s offering compelling to customers who prioritize digital transformation. Importantly, these vendors continuously expand their repertoire of technologies and partners to offer customers a wide range of solutions for different use cases.
Global use of cloud providers by organizations 2021, by vendor
*Respondents' job functions: infrastructure/operations (36%), architecture (19%), applications (11%), security/compliance (9%), non-IT (9%), development (8%), DevOps (6%), container platforms (3%).
Respondents represent company sizes from small to global enterprise and a wide range of industries: technology (21%), service provider (10%), healthcare (12%), financial services (13%), government (7%), education (9%), retail/e-commerce (8%), media and entertainment (3%), and other (17%).
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