Cloud Computing Trends: 2019 State of the Cloud Survey

KIM WEINS | February 27, 2019

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RightScale was recently acquired by Flexera, a provider of technology asset management solutions that help enterprises gain insights on how to optimize spend and reduce risk. The same RightScale cloud industry research team that has been producing the State of the Cloud Report for the past eight years joined Flexera and has again conducted the annual State of the Cloud Survey and prepared the resulting analysis for the RightScale 2019 State of the Cloud report from Flexera.In January 2019, RightScale conducted its eighth annual State of the Cloud Survey of the latest cloud computing trends, with a focus on infrastructure-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service. Public cloud adoption grew in 2019 while private cloud use declined. Companies of all sizes are increasing their investment in public cloud, with a greater number of enterprises using Azure this year to close the gap with leader AWS. Managing cloud costs is at the top of companies’ 2019 priority list for the third year in a row, yet fewer than half are taking advantage of cloud provider discounts. New to the survey this year is data on the challenges that companies face with managing software licenses on the cloud.

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