Public cloud usage has been on the increase with more businesses embracing the cloud than any time. Many companies offering cloud based services have also seen a steady increase in user base with the Amazon Web Service (AWS) and Microsoft Azure being some of the prominent and this is not forgetting Google’s cloud services as well.
AWS still lead though from the survey released by RightScale. 57% of responders said they use AWS which is up from 54% last year while another 12% say they use Microsoft Azure which is up from 6% last year.
Rackspace and Google App Engine are also well used cloud platforms. AWS launched in 2006 while the Microsoft platform launched in 2010. While the AWS holds quite a comfortable lead in this business, it should beware of the constantly growing popularity of the Microsoft platform.
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