Cloud | North America

Key Findings

Cloud computing deployment models #

About 40% of the respondents believe a single cloud deployment strategy is the right way to go.

Preferred deployment strategy for a new application - North America

Public cloud providers #

As far as the cloud providers used by organizations, Microsoft Azure takes the top spot with 73% of responses, closely followed by AWS at 70%.

Public cloud providers used - North America

Cloud migration priorities #

62% of respondents reported ease of management as the top factor in cloud shift, closely followed by business continuity (60%) and scalability (59%).

Top priorities in cloud shift - North America

Tech stacks #

A wide range of choices among the technologies. With public cloud and RDBMS topping the list.

Technology stacks used to build applications - North America

PaaS services #

57% of respondents reported using database-related PaaS services, followed by storage (51%) and DevOps (45%).

Type of PaaS services used - North America

Cloud computing challenges #

56% of the respondents reported that security is still the primary challenge in cloud computing, closely followed by a lack of expertise (48%) and optimizing costs (45%).

Cloud challenges faced - North America

Cloud cost management #

72% of respondents reported they employ right sizing whenever possible to lower costs.

How organizations are optimizing costs? - North America