Top Public Cloud Platform Adopted By Respondents

Top Public Cloud Platform Adopted By Respondents

Proof Point

RightScale global survey of IT professionals found AWS top public cloud platform adopted in 2018 at 64%, though Azure continued to increase share significantly, growing to 45% in 2018

Top Public Cloud Platform Adopted By Respondents

2016 – 2018 (percentage of global respondents)

Note: Data based on RightScale's 2017 State of the Cloud survey of 1,002 IT professionals in companies across cloud spectrum, with 3.07 margin of error and 2018 State of the Cloud survey of 997 IT buyers of cloud infrastructure and related technologies, with 3.08 margin of error. VMWare cloud and Alibaba cloud adoption rates were only included in 2018 study.

Proof Point Findings

  • Public Cloud Applications – Computing and storage services offered by third-party providers through the Internet, eliminating need for on-site IT infrastructure, such as servers, applications, and data storage systems
  • Consistent AWS Adoption – Continued to be most used public cloud platform in 2018 according to RightScale study, increasing to 64% from 57% in 2016 and 2017
  • Significant Increase in Azure Adoption – Saw biggest share increase, growing from 20% in 2016 to 45% in 2018
  • Key Growth Drivers – Include rising trend of companies digitizing business processes, rapidly emerging new entrants in cloud computing space, and increasing client demand for lower-cost public cloud solutions



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Date Last Updated

February 28, 2018

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