Microsoft, VMware Gain Cloud Deployment Edge

By Michael Vizard

When it comes to deploying cloud applications in an actual production environment, Microsoft Azure and VMware vCloud Air cloud platforms are leading Amazon Web Services (AWS), according to a survey of 100 IT professionals conducted by IDG Enterprise on behalf of CloudPassage, a cloud security software provider. "Microsoft Azure is the cloud IaaS solution most often running in production today, followed by VMware vCloud Air and AWS," the study said. "These are also the solutions that respondents' organizations are most often testing and investigating." The channel should note that the cloud being chosen to develop an application is not necessarily the one in which that application is going to be deployed in a production environment that the internal IT organization manages. The survey also finds that agility has now clearly passed cost as the primary reason most IT organizations are moving to the cloud. Yet for all the hype surrounding cloud computing, the study also makes it clear that overall migrations are occurring at a measured pace, largely due to security concerns. Here are key takeaways from the study.

This article was originally published on 2015-07-23
Mike Vizard has been covering IT issues in the enterprise for 25 years as an editor and columnist for publications such as InfoWorld, eWeek, Baseline, CRN, ComputerWorld and Digital Review.