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VMware vSphere Vs. AWS Outposts Vs. Azure Stack: Private Cloud Face-Off

Mark Haranas

Here’s where SMBs and enterprises are placing their workloads on private cloud platforms from leaders AWS, Microsoft and VMware.

Private Cloud Vs. Public Cloud Usage

Use Private Cloud: 76%

Use Public Cloud: 96%

Use Hybrid Cloud (Both Public and Private): 72%

At 72 percent, the vast majority of respondents have a hybrid cloud environment that leverages a mix of both private and public clouds.

“Most organizations are taking a multi-cloud, hybrid approach in which private cloud plays an essential role,” said Flexera.

However, hybrid cloud usage decreased from 80 percent in 2022 to 72 percent in 2023. Flexera said the decrease is a result of an increase in public-cloud-only usage. In fact, respondents using only the public cloud increased from 16 percent in 2022 to 24 percent this year.

Of the 24 precent of respondents only using public cloud, approximately 13 percent leverage multiple public clouds, while 11 percent use a single public cloud provider.

About 2 percent of respondents are only using a single private cloud provider, while another 2 percent are leveraging multiple private clouds only.

Mark Haranas

Mark Haranas is an assistant news editor and longtime journalist now covering cloud, multicloud, software, SaaS and channel partners at CRN. He speaks with world-renown CEOs and IT experts as well as covering breaking news and live events while also managing several CRN reporters. He can be reached at

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