Goldman Sachs based its latest findings on an information technology spending survey of 100 IT executives at Global 2000 companies. It performs the survey each June and December.
The latest survey showed that 56 executives are using Azure for cloud infrastructure, versus 48 using AWS. Across cloud infrastructure and platform as a service put together, Microsoft's lead has been increasing since December 2017, according to the analysts. Additionally, more respondents expect their companies to be using Azure than any other cloud in three years, the analysts wrote...
The results lead the analysts to conclude that about 23 percent of IT workloads are now on public clouds, up from 19 percent in June, and they expect the percentage to reach 43 percent in three years. That leaves plenty of room for growth for other contenders, like Google.
The survey only included large companies and Goldman Sachs has been telling people to buy lots of Microsoft stock lately.