VMware vSphere Vs. AWS Outposts Vs. Azure Stack: Private Cloud Face-Off
Here’s where SMBs and enterprises are placing their workloads on private cloud platforms from leaders AWS, Microsoft and VMware.
These private cloud technologies from market leaders Amazon Web Services, Microsoft and VMware are currently being used by organizations for their hybrid cloud environment, according to Flexera’s 2023 State of the Cloud Report that sheds light into what 750 businesses are currently running their workloads on—from SMBs to enterprises.
“Most organizations are taking a multi-cloud, hybrid approach in which private cloud plays an essential role,” said Flexera in its report, which showed that 72 percent of respondents are currently using a hybrid cloud environment with a mix of both private and public cloud technologies.
AWS, Microsoft And VMware
The new Flexera 2023 State of the Cloud report surveyed 750 IT professionals and executive leaders worldwide, representing a broad cross-section of industries and context areas. The majority of respondents are from the U.S. and Europe, while two-third of all respondents hail from organizations with more than 2,000 employees.
The results found most respondents are currently using Microsoft’s Azure Stack, AWS’ Outposts and VMware’s vSphere with vCenter for their private cloud workloads.
VMware vSphere is the company’s longtime virtualization platform that includes its vCenter advanced server management software for controlling vSphere environments.
AWS Outposts provides AWS infrastructure and services to any data center or edge location, enabling customers to run native AWS services on-premises.
Microsoft Azure Stack is an integrated platform of hardware and software that allows customers to build, deploy and run hybrid and edge computing applications across their entire IT ecosystems.
CRN breaks down the results from Flexera’s report around how many respondents are currently using or experimenting with AWS Outposts, Azure Stack and VMware vSphere/vCenter.