The Cloud Horse Race: Rounding Turn One Is the Azure Softie with an Advantage

March 17, 2022

Listen to the cheers of the crowd. “Azure Pulls in Front of AWS in Public Cloud Adoption” says about a really probably objective study:

The key takeaway on the Azure front is its leadership with enterprise users, with 80 percent of respondents adopting Microsoft’s public cloud, up from 76 percent the previous year. This was just ahead of AWS, which claimed a 77 percent adoption rate, down from 79 percent a year earlier. Some way behind was Google, with 48 percent, followed by Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, which tumbled to 27 percent from 32 percent a year ago.

And what outfit generated this straight-from-the-race-track report? Flexera, that’s who. And who or what is Flexera? It is an outfit which has joined the Microsoft Azure Marketplace and “offers game changing solutions to help application producers monetize their solutions in Azure.” Got that. You can read more at this link.

Is this information about the outstanding speed of adoption and uptake of the well bred stallion accurate?

Like Jack Benny’s race track tout says,

“Pssst. Hey, bud, watch that Bezos nag.”

To sum up, marketing PR is not a guarantee of a race winner.

Stephen E Arnold, March 17, 2022


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