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Microsoft cleans up on the cloud

by on23 December 2014

Becoming a leader

Microsoft is doing rather well from corporate spending on the cloud, according to a new survey. Beancounters at Cowen & Co have added up the numbers and divided by their shoe size and reached the conclusion that cloud computing initiatives top the list of corporate IT spending priorities in the fourth quarter and Microsoft is the biggest beneficiary from it.

When asked about which public/hybrid cloud providers they were expected to use over the next 12 to 18 months, over 71 per cent of IT buyers chose Microsoft which is up from 68 per cent last quarter. Amazon managed to get only 24 per cent and Google 17 per cent.

While Amazon dominates public cloud in general, much of its market is from start-ups and emerging companies as opposed to traditional corporate companies. Redmond was the first in the list for cloud operating systems that companies are using or intend to use within the next year for their in-house cloud platforms. More than 71 per cent respondents chose Microsoft over its competitors.


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