Amazon Web Services (AWS) may be the leader in cloud computing, but Microsoft Azure is catching up quickly. Over the past year, adoption of Microsoft Azure has increased from 45% to 52%, according to Flexera’s RightScale 2019 Cloud Condition Report. Flexera, which helps companies manage their software and cloud infrastructure, surveyed 786 IT professionals in small, medium, and large organizations. In comparison with Microsoft, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is used by 61% of companies, according to the survey, compared to 64% last year. Among the largest companies, Microsoft adoption accounts for an even higher share of 60%, while 67% use AWS. Google  remains in third place, with Google Cloud usage increasing only slightly.

Nineteen percent of businesses use Google Cloud, up from 18 percent last year, the survey says. That being said, companies have shown the greatest interest in using Google Cloud in future projects – 41% said they wanted to experience it. It should also be noted that the study indicates that 84% of companies have a multi-cloud strategy, which means they rely on a combination of different cloud providers and their own data centers to host their IT infrastructure. . The survey found that businesses typically used five clouds in general, either from a large vendor or from their own data center.

This is why the sum of the percentages is greater than 100%. AWS was a $ 25.65 billion business in 2018. In the last quarter, AWS sales grew 45% over the same period last year to $7.4 billion. AWS generated operating profit of $ 2.2 billion last quarter, more than two-thirds of Amazon’s total operating profit for the period. In comparison, last quarter, Microsoft Azure recorded a 76% revenue growth over the same period of the previous year, but the company did not release any specific numbers, making it difficult to accurately compare . The report notes that public cloud spending is US $ 1.2 million for half of the companies, with large companies spending the most.

The report also gives other interesting metrics, for example on the challenges faced by companies. The first concern is the difficulty of managing software license costs in a public cloud, followed by the complexity of licensing rules in the public cloud and finally the measures taken by the company to ensure that it respects them. Most companies prefer Docker. It should be noted that, as part of Docker EE 2.0, organizations have these features that will provide them with more choices and avoid being locked into an architecture or technology: Support for multiple operating systems: availability on certified infrastructure platforms, including multiple Linux distributions (SLES, CentOS, RHEL, Ubuntu, Oracle Linux) and Windows Server; MultiCloud: Businesses are not confined to an underlying infrastructure and have the greatest flexibility in hybrid cloud deployments across all major clouds, including AWS and Azure; Orchestration Choices: Docker EE runs both Swarm and Kubernetes simultaneously on the same cluster – so developers do not need to make an orchestration choice. Operations teams have the opportunity to choose the orchestrators interchangeably; Networking: In accordance with Docker’s “Embedded but Swappable” model, Docker EE offers integrated secure networking via Project Calico by and in collaboration with Tigera, Docker’s integration partner for Calico. With this CNI integration, businesses benefit from a fully supported Kubernetes solution with Project Calico – the only one that works consistently across leading Linux operating systems and leading cloud providers. Companies with network plugins that are certified or certified on Docker Enterprise Edition 2.0 include: Cisco Contiv, Infoblox, and Weaveworks; Storage: Companies with volume plugins certified or certified on Docker Enterprise Edition 2.0 include: Blockbridge, Dell EMC, Hedvig, HPE / Nimble, NetApp, Nexenta, Portworx, Pure Storage, StorageOS, Veritas, Virtuozzo. The transition to Docker EE 2.0 is done at the command line: docker run -rm -it -name ucp -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock docker / ucp: 3.0.0 upgrade -Interactive (replace “upgrade” with “install” for new users). In April, Docker stated that no architectural changes are necessary. The network brick has been updated on the basis of the Calico project to support the parallel execution of Swarm and Kubernetes. Analysts had previously explained that Amazon’s partnership with VMware allowed the company to control Microsoft from larger customers.

VMware and Microsoft have always had a stronger position among companies, because of their long tradition of working with these types of large customers. However, Microsoft would also have an agreement with VMware. Cloud adoption is not easy, the adoption of the public cloud is growing rapidly, but is not without problems. A new report from Veriflow Verification Company reveals a gap between the network and the other teams involved in managing and monitoring the part of their networks that is on the cloud. IT teams face network infrastructure problems caused by the cloud, such as reduced visibility and more frequent security threats.

97% of companies say they have problems deploying and managing their infrastructure in public clouds. This poses a growing problem that could expose organizations to financial risks. Public clouds are often problematic 97% of companies have network problems in the public cloud 54% of companies need three hours or more to solve public cloud problems 85% of companies have non-compliant public clouds. Teams have poor networking tools 92% say it’s “very important” or “important” to have visibility of the public cloud infrastructure 79% have low network visibility in the public cloud 60% of companies do not have the ability to predict the impact of changes to the public cloud network David Gehringer, director of Dimensional Research who led the study, explains that Public cloud deployments are growing rapidly, but IT teams do not have the visibility to see the infrastructure in public cloud environments, which often causes costly problems. More worryingly, development, DevOps, and cloud teams do not collaborate as effectively as they
need to manage rapidly growing cloud deployments. They recognize that these problems have had a negative impact in many areas and that a new solution is needed to avoid additional financial consequences and a descent into the turmoil.