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Cloud spending

1 - Companies Move More Critical Apps to the Public CloudCompanies Move More Critical Apps to the Public Cloud

Spending on the public cloud is increasing as more companies are committing to public clouds for enterprise applications, including ERP and CRM.

2 - Sharing Data on the CloudSharing Data on the Cloud

85% of IT pros polled believe it is valuable to share cloud consumption metrics with the business.

3 - Cloud CostsCloud Costs

While only 43% of IT pros share consumption and cost information with business users, this is up from 37% in 2014.

4 - Who Pays?Who Pays?

42% of IT pros continue to find it difficult to properly allocate public cloud usage and costs to the correct organization or project.

5 - AWS AppsAWS Apps

In 2015, 62% of respondents said they use AWS for software development and testing, followed by enterprise applications (46%) and sandbox for testing public cloud offerings (30%).

6 - Enterprise UptickEnterprise Uptick

But enterprise application—ERP/CRM/HR/email—use in the public cloud jumped from 38% in 2014 to 46% in 2015.

7 - AWS UsageAWS Usage

61% of respondents expect to increase their use of AWS.

8 - Competition Under PressureCompetition Under Pressure

IT pros planning to use other cloud environments than AWS decreased in 2015. Microsoft Azure Cloud dropped from 34% in 2014 to 31% in 2015, and Google Cloud Platform decreased from 26% in 2014 to 13% in 2015.

9 - Growing Confidence in Public CloudsGrowing Confidence in Public Clouds

IT pros planning to use internal private cloud fell from 38% in 2014 to 27% in 2015. Those not planning to use alternative cloud platforms rose from 27% in 2014 to 43% in 2015.