The week in cloud: the argument for lots of clouds; mobility rules; catching up with Dell
Enterprise cloud adoption ticks up
A RightScale survey released last week said bigger companies — those with more than 1,000 employees — are “slightly more likely” to claim cloud adoption than their smaller brethren: 77 percent of large companies surveyed said they’re adopting cloud in some form compared to 73 percent for smaller companies. The survey reinforced what RightScale CEO Michael Crandell says all the time: most companies want to use multiple clouds to avoid over-reliance on one provider.
Of course companies like RightScale and competitors like Enstratius and Server Density, which promise a single dashboard for multiple clouds, have a vested interest in multi-cloud being the adoption mode of choice. So do most of the cloud providers who fear a world were Amazon Web Services will become the cloud standard.
Meanwhile, Amazon Web Services keeps chugging along. For Amazon’s first fiscal quarter, the business category including AWS, logged $750…
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