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AWS Vs. Azure Vs. Google Cloud: 5 Cloud Spending Trends

Mark Haranas

Read where cloud-decision makers are placing their public cloud bets regarding spending and adoption of Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure, according to Flexera’s new 2022 State of the Cloud Report.

Cloud Adoption And Spending Trends Around AWS, Azure And Google Cloud

As Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud continue to battle for public cloud supremacy, a new report is shining light on where enterprises and SMBs are placing their bets on this year regarding the world’s three largest cloud providers.

Flexera’s new 2022 State of the Cloud report includes over 750 respondents made up of mostly directors and managers in the Unites States, providing great insight on where these cloud decision makers are placing their cloud bets.

“Cloud adoption was already expanding for several years—and has been accelerated by the pandemic—but as a post-pandemic world begins to take shape, new trends in cloud usage are coming into focus,” said Flexera in its new report.

Seattle-based AWS is the market share leader in the public cloud, followed by Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft and Mountain View, Calif.-based Google. However, according to Flexera’s new 2022 State of the Cloud report, Azure is gaining ground on AWS, while Google is currently being experimented by many for potential future plans.

AWS, Microsoft and Google are each spending billions annually on building and equipping new data centers to meet the skyrocketing demand for their cloud services. IT research firm Gartner predicts that public cloud services revenue will increase 22 percent globally in 2022 year over year, due to broad acceleration of cloud adoption.

Approximately 46 percent of Flexera survey respondents are from organizations containing 5,001 to more than 10,000 employees, while 33 percent are from businesses with 1,001 to 5,000 employees, and 21 percent are from companies with 1,000 employees or less.

CRN specifically highlights the key findings in Flexera’s new cloud report around AWS, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Microsoft Azure as it regards to cloud spending, adoption and the cloud provider discounts users are leveraging. Here are five key cloud trends AWS, Azure and GCP customers, investors and channel partners should know.

 
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 mharanas@thechannelcompany.com.

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