Multi-Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, and Cloud Spend — Statistics on Cloud Computing

  • 62% of public cloud adopters are using 2+ unique cloud environments/platforms
  • 74% of enterprises describe their strategy as hybrid/multi-cloud today
  • But only:
  • 42% regularly optimize cloud spending
  • 41% maintain an approved service catalog
  • 37% enforce capacity limits or expirations

Multi-Cloud and Hybrid Cloud Adoption Statistics

  • According to a 451 Research survey, 69% of organizations plan to run a multi-cloud environment by 2019. As they said, “the future of IT is multi-cloud and hybrid” — but with this rise, cloud spending optimization also becomes more of a challenge.
  • In a survey of nearly 1,000 tech executives and cloud practitioners, over 80% of companies were utilizing a multi-cloud strategy, commonly including a hybrid cloud model consisting of both public and private clouds.
  • And by multi-cloud, we don’t mean just two. On average, the number of private and public clouds used by companies to run applications and test out new services is 4.8.
  • On hybrid cloud strategy:
  • 83% of workloads are virtualized today (IDC)
  • 60% of large enterprises run VMs in the public cloud (IDC)
  • 65% of organizations have a hybrid cloud strategy today (IDC)

Cloud Spend Statistics

  • It’s not just public — the rise in cloud spend is happening on all fronts. According to IDC, 62.3 percent of private cloud spending went to on-premise private clouds in 2017.
  • The increase in cloud use, along with the rise of multi-cloud and hybrid cloud strategies, also correlates with an increased investment in cloud services. In a survey of nearly 1,000 tech executives and cloud practitioners, 20% of enterprises plan to increase their cloud spend by more than double, and another 17% plan to up their cloud spending by 50–100%, according to the report.
  • 75% of participants said that one of their primary concerns was the challenge of managing cloud spend. Cloud cost optimization was a priority for the majority of participants, and average cloud waste was reported at 35%.
  • In another study from 451 Research, 38.8% of CIOs said that “cost savings” was their biggest motivator in migrating to the cloud, but post migration, cloud costs was the biggest challenge they faced. Here’s what else they had to say:

What Does ParkMyCloud User Data Tell Us?

  • A high rate of growth in the number of Google Cloud Platform (GCP) customers over the past several months. While Amazon Web Services still holds the lion’s share among organizations using ParkMyCloud, the rate of growth is much higher for GCP. We believe that as more and larger organizations become enmeshed in GCP’s infrastructure, they are finding a greater need for cost optimization.
  • Among our customers using a multi-cloud strategy, the majority use AWS in combination with Azure, while the rest are using AWS with Google Cloud Platform.
  • The adoption model for AWS and GCP users are similar — both allow small to medium business to start small and adopt quickly, while still supporting the largest companies in the world. On the other hand, Azure customers tend to adopt through Enterprise License Agreements. We encounter few startups using Azure.

What These Statistics on Cloud Computing Mean for Cloud Management

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