Azure and Bluemix grow faster than AWS

The market leadership of Amazon Web Services is not threatened, but catch up with competitors such as Microsoft, IBM or Google more and more.

Market observers of RightScale have the State of the Cloud report presented . Unsurprisingly, Amazon Web Services has the largest market share. But only 9 percent of companies with more than 1,000 employees rely on the services of a single provider. By contrast, 81 percent use a hybrid multiveondor strategy and on average use five different public and private clouds.

Overall, the cloud market is growing. But the market shares of the major services AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Bluemix, Vmware and Alibaba are developing at different speeds.

According to RightScale, public cloud Microsoft Azure is growing rapidly, reaching about 70 percent of AWS penetration. 64% of users choose AWS for Public Cloud and 45% for Azure. In 2017, it was 57 percent for AWS and 34 percent for Azure. Google Cloud currently uses 18 percent and IBM 10 percent. The VMware cloud on AWS reaches 8 percent of users and Oracle uses 6 percent.

However, year-on-year IBM ranks first with 50 percent. Microsoft reaches 35 percent and Google 26 percent. By contrast, the market leader AWS is only 15 percent. However, AWS currently seems to be setting the tone, especially in larger projects. AWS is the leading developer of 50 and more virtual machines, with 58 percent of the responses. Microsoft comes on 44, Google on 17 and IBM on 14 percent.

The workload mapped most frequently in a cloud service in 2018 is DBaaS SQL, which is Database as a Service for SQL with 44 percent of users. NoSQL comes to 28 percent. Serverless is in use at 21 of the users. This area is also the fastest growing with 75 percent compared to last year. Container as a Serivce grows by 36 percent. Almost 1,000 companies were surveyed, with slightly more than half of all respondents from organizations with more than 1,000 employees.

Not only the distribution in the market is changing, but also the usage scenarios and the willingness to invest, so 66 percent of all users want to increase the investment in cloud services by 20 or more percent. Just under a fifth of respondents even want to at least double cloud spending. Only 18 percent do not plan to increase or cut spending.