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List of Cloud Statistics

December 15, 2017

In the past year, we released multiple reports featuring original data on the cloud industry. We’ve collected the most important data points here, offering insights into businesses’ opinions on cloud security trends, spending habits, and more in 2017.

Cloud Security in 2017

  • Ninety percent (90%) of small businesses say their cloud storage is secure, a small increase (+3%) from 2016. (Annual Cloud Storage Survey 2017)
  • The majority of small businesses that store customer credit card and banking information (62%) or medical data (54%) in cloud storage say they do not follow industry regulations, despite some regulations being mandatory. (Annual Cloud Storage Survey 2017)

Small Biz Storing Banking/Credit Card Info Statistic

Consumer Cloud Usage in 2017

Cloud Spending in 2017

Cloud Computing Spending

Opinions on Cloud Provider Types in 2017

  • The largest percentage of Microsoft Azure users are enterprises (37%) while the largest percentage of Google Cloud Platform users are small- to medium-sized businesses (41%). (AWS vs. Azure vs. GCP Survey 2017)
  • 41% of respondents who said Amazon Web Services is their primary provider also use Google Cloud Platform – the highest combination among Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure. (AWS vs. Azure vs. GCP Survey 2017)

The State of DevOps in 2017

  • The largest percentage of IT professionals agree with Wikipedia’s definition of DevOps, collected at the time of the survey:
    • “DevOps… is a culture, movement or practice that emphasizes the collaboration and communication of both software developers and other [IT] professionals while automating the process of software delivery and infrastructure changes.” (DevOps Survey 2017)
  • 80% of IT professionals using the cloud are very or somewhat familiar with DevOps. (DevOps Survey 2017)
  • Microsoft Azure is more effective than Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform at facilitating DevOps, according to IT professionals. (DevOps Survey 2017)
  • Docker is the most popular tool used to facilitate DevOps, used by 41% of companies that have implemented DevOps. (DevOps Survey 2017)

iCloud Usage in 2017

  • Almost half of iPhone users (47%) are only “slightly” or “not at all” confident with storing personal information on iCloud. (iCloud Consumer Survey 2017)
  • The majority (66%) of iPhone users know with certainty if any iCloud features are enabled on their iPhone. (iCloud Consumer Survey 2017)
  • Fifteen percent (15%) of iPhone users do not know what data they are automatically backing up onto iCloud, which may be a security concern. (iCloud Consumer Survey 2017)

iCloud Statistic

Usage of IoT and AI on the Cloud in 2017