Cloud survey: amazon web services remains leading cloud provider

Cloud Survey: Amazon Web Services remains leading cloud provider

The coarse part of the commercial cloud customers use the services of several providers under which amazon is leading. That goes out of the first "state of cloud strategy survey" emerged, the results of the software provider hashicorp presented on wednesday. More than 3000 people involved in the survey worldwide. The questions range from the adaptation of the multi-cloud on the used cloud providers to data protection concerns.

Multi-cloud on the upswing

According to the survey, 76 percent multi-cloud users are 24 percent single-cloud users – the basic cloud use was therefore apparent prerequisite for participation. Coarse companies with over 5000 employees are clearly over the average with 90% multi-cloud use. For example, a survey participant cited by hashicorp said that certain cloud providers allowed experimenting with emerging technologies, while the company uses a different provider for the main burden.

As a common reason for the multi-cloud use, the respondents called the digital transformation (34%), behind it with 30% ranked the avoidance of vendor lock-in. Other answers pay, among other things, cost reduction, scaling or portability of data. On the other hand, a small role in multi-cloud adaptation plays the coronavirus pandemic: only 7 percent called them as a factor.

Aws leads, staying privacy concerns

Amazon web services (aws) proves to be in the hashicorp survey with 88 percent as the most widely used cloud provider of different regions and industries – and the same number of respondents plans its use in two years, although it is not clear if it is these are the same persons who are currently using aws. On place 2 of the most widely used cloud providers follow microsoft azure with 74 percent and google cloud with 61 percent.

The survey also devoted the concerns of the cloud users: for example, the cost of the heaviest inhibitory factor in relation to the cloud (51%) apply, but security concerns are second (47%). This differs depending on the industry, and the financial services are the security with 59 percent in place 1.

The exact type of multi-cloud security concerns also raised hashicorp: data protection leads the list of 40 percent, followed by data theft (33%) and compliance with legal regulations (31%). Amazon has received the most controversial order of the us government, to store nsa data in the cloud, and is in a conflict with microsoft.

Data and methodology

Hashicorp is the company behind the infrastructure-as-code platform terraform, and also the service mesh hashicorp consul comes from the same house. In february 2021 bot hashicorp 300.000 people, on "state of cloud strategy survey" participate and received answers from 3205 people from all over the world. Partly not all 34 questions answered. Most of the respondents work according to their own statements in the software or services area (51%), in the financial sector (15%) or in the public sector (8%).

Further results of the cloud survey can be found at hashicorp.