Most popular cloud services and workloads deployed by organizations worldwide, as of 2016

Leading cloud services and workloads deployed globally 2016 This statistic presents the most popular cloud services and workloads being deployed worldwide, according to the results of a 2016 survey of IT practitioners. As of 2016, 25 percent of respondents were deploying security services and workloads in the cloud.
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Share of respondents
Storage52%
Computing51%
Virtualization44%
Business applications41%
Productivity applications (email, collaboration, instant messaging)37%
Networking (virtual private cloud, DNS, etc.)35%
Database (relational, NoSQL, caching, etc.)33%
Operating system30%
IT operations applications (administration, backup, provisioning, monitoring, etc.)25%
Developer/testing applications25%
Security (identity management, access control, data protection, usage & resource monitoring, anti-virus, etc.)25%
Middleware17%
Desktop virtualization15%
Runtime9%
Not sure/other17%
Share of respondents
Storage52%
Computing51%
Virtualization44%
Business applications41%
Productivity applications (email, collaboration, instant messaging)37%
Networking (virtual private cloud, DNS, etc.)35%
Database (relational, NoSQL, caching, etc.)33%
Operating system30%
IT operations applications (administration, backup, provisioning, monitoring, etc.)25%
Developer/testing applications25%
Security (identity management, access control, data protection, usage & resource monitoring, anti-virus, etc.)25%
Middleware17%
Desktop virtualization15%
Runtime9%
Not sure/other17%
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This statistic presents the most popular cloud services and workloads being deployed worldwide, according to the results of a 2016 survey of IT practitioners. As of 2016, 25 percent of respondents were deploying security services and workloads in the cloud.
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Release date
May 2016
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
2016
Number of respondents
2,200 respondents
Special properties
Technical executives, managers, and practitioners
Supplementary notes
The question was phrased by the source as follows: "What services and workloads is your organization deploying in the cloud?"

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