Azure Gains on AWS in New State of the Cloud Report

David Ramel | February 21, 2018

Azure Gains on AWS in New State of the Cloud Report
RightScale Inc. says Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform is chasing undisputed leader Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) in the race for enterprise market and mind share."Among enterprises, Azure grew enterprise adoption strongly to 58 percent, gaining ground on AWS at 68 percent," says the "RightScale 2018 State of the Cloud Report." However, as that last item -- covering RightScale's 2015 study -- shows, this trend has been reported for at least three years.In its new report, RightScale shed further light on the Azure-vs.-AWS contest. "Among enterprises just beginning their cloud journey, Azure is used by 49 percent while AWS is at 47 percent. Azure also saw strong growth in the footprint of virtual machines used by its customers: 44 percent of Azure users have more than 50 VMs (up from 32 percent in 2017), while 59 percent of AWS users have more than 50 VMs (up from 51 percent in 2017).

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