Taking a Look Inside the AWS Public Cloud


1 - Taking a Look Inside the AWS Public CloudTaking a Look Inside the AWS Public Cloud

A report from Sumo Logic provides insight into software usage across the Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud. Some of the findings are surprising.

2 - Operating System Distribution in the Public CloudOperating System Distribution in the Public Cloud

Approximately 82% of the operating system instances deployed on AWS are derivatives of Linux, versus 16% for Windows. In contrast, Sumo Logic data suggests that 96% of the operating system instances running on the Microsoft Azure cloud are based on Windows.

3 - Database Usage on AWSDatabase Usage on AWS

58% of the databases deployed on AWS are of the NoSQL variety, and relational databases account for 42%. Redis, MySQL/RDS and MongoDB account for 50% of database deployments on AWS. Oracle and Microsoft collectively account for less than 7%.

4 - Usage of S/3 StorageUsage of S/3 Storage

72% of AWS customers use S/3 storage in a production environment alongside AWS infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offerings.

5 - Web Server Usage on AWSWeb Server Usage on AWS

The open-source NGINX project leads with 41%, followed by the Apache open-source web server project at 37% and Microsoft IIS software at 22%.

6 - AWS SecurityAWS Security

Just over half (52%) rely on AWS CloudTrail services to secure their AWS environment.

7 - Docker Gains on AWSDocker Gains on AWS

While it’s still early days in terms of deploying Docker containers in a production environment, 18% of the production applications monitored are based on Docker containers.

8 - Rise of Serverless ComputingRise of Serverless Computing

As an alternative to microservices, the Lambda service that AWS launched to create a service that dynamically scales up and down is now being used by 12% of the organizations studied.

9 - Usage of Content Delivery NetworksUsage of Content Delivery Networks

AWS CloudFront leads at 11%, followed by Akamai at 7% and Fastly at 6%.

Michael Vizard
Michael Vizard
Michael Vizard is a seasoned IT journalist, with nearly 30 years of experience writing and editing about enterprise IT issues. He is a contributor to publications including Programmableweb, IT Business Edge, CIOinsight, Channel Insider and UBM Tech. He formerly was editorial director for Ziff-Davis Enterprise, where he launched the company’s custom content division, and has also served as editor in chief for CRN and InfoWorld. He also has held editorial positions at PC Week, Computerworld and Digital Review.


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