Global number of VMs being run in private cloud 2015-2016

This statistic shows the number of virtual machines (VMs) being run in private cloud environments by enterprises worldwide, in 2015 and 2016, according to a January 2016 survey conducted by RightScale. As of January 2016, 31 percent of respondents indicated that their enterprise was running 1000 virtual machines or more in a private cloud environment. Globally, 72 percent of organizations are using on-premise private cloud. Off premises and taking the Asia-Pacific region as an example, dedicated hosted private cloud services are expected to significantly outgrow their on-demand alternative over the coming years.

Number of virtual machines (VMs) enterprises are running in private cloud worldwide in 2015 and 2016

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Release date

February 2016



Survey time period

January 2016

Number of respondents


Supplementary notes

* The source provides the following information: "The 1,060 respondents range from technical executives to managers and practitioners and represent organizations of varying sizes among many industries. Respondents represent companies across the cloud spectrum, including both users (17 percent) and non-users (83 percent) of RightScale solutions...
All respondents = 1,060
Enterprise respondents (1,000+ employees) = 433
SMB respondents (<1,000 employees) = 627"

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