Public Cloud Adoption Grows as Private Cloud Wanes
Enterprises hold firm on hybrid cloud strategy.
The percentage of enterprises that have a strategy to use multiple clouds grew to 85% (vs. 82% in 2016) with 58% planning on hybrid (vs. 55% in 2016). There was also an increase in the number of enterprises planning for multiple public clouds (up from 16% to 20%) and a concurrent decrease in those planning for multiple private clouds (down from 11% to 7%). The RightScale 2017 State of the Cloud Survey identified several key findings:
Hybrid cloud is the preferred enterprise strategy, but private cloud adoption fell.
• Private cloud adoption fell from 77 percent to 72 percent, also bringing hybrid cloud adoption down from 71% to 67% year-over-year.
• 85% of enterprises have a multi-cloud strategy, up from 82 percent in 2016.
• 95% of organizations surveyed are running applications or experimenting with infrastructure-as-a-service.
Cloud users running applications in 4 clouds and experimenting with 4 more.
• Cloud users are already running applications in an average of 1.8 public clouds and 2.3 private clouds.
• They are experimenting with an additional 1.8 public clouds and 2.1 private clouds.
Companies run a majority of workloads in cloud.
• Respondents run 41% of workloads in public cloud and 38% in private cloud.
• Among enterprises, respondents run 32% of workloads in public cloud and 43% in private cloud.