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under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.2019As Cloud Use Grows,Organizations Focuson Cloud Costs andGovernanceRightScale®STATE OF THECLOUDREPORTfrom Flexera
2© 2019 Flexera. All rights reserved.This work by Flexera is licensedunder a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.Executive SummaryRightScale was recently acquired by Flexera, a provider of technology assetmanagement solutions that help enterprises gain insights on how to optimizespend and reduce risk. The same RightScale cloud industry research team thathas been producing the State of the Cloud Report for the past eight years hasjoined Flexera, and has again conducted the annual State of the Cloud Surveyand prepared the resulting analysis for the RightScale 2019 State of the Cloudreport from Flexera.In January 2019, Flexera surveyed 786 technical professionals across a broadcross-section of organizations about their adoption of cloud computing.The 2019 State of the Cloud Survey identified several key findings:84 percent of respondents have a multi-cloud strategy.• 84 percent of enterprises have a multi-cloud strategy.Enterprises with a hybrid strategy (combining public and private clouds)grows to 58 percent in 2019 from 51 percent in 2018, while the number oforganizations with a strategy of multiple public clouds or multiple privateclouds declines slightly.94 percent of respondents use cloud.Public cloud adoption is 91 percent and private cloud adoption is72 percent.69 percent of respondents use at least one public and one private cloud.Enterprises are prioritizing a balance of public and private clouds.Public cloud is thetoppriority of 31 percent of enterprises.Many companies are taking a balanced approach, with 28 percentprioritizing hybrid cloud and an additional 17 percent prioritizing publicand private cloud equally.As Cloud Use Grows, Organizations Focus onCloud Costs and GovernanceRIGHTSCALE 2019 STATE OF THECLOUD REPORT FROM FLEXERA
3© 2019 Flexera. All rights reserved.This work by Flexera is licensedunder a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.Organizations leverage almost 5 clouds on average.Respondents are already running applications in a combination of 3.4public and private clouds and experimenting with 1.5 more, for a total of4.9 clouds.Among those using any public cloud, respondents are currently using 2.0public clouds and experimenting with 1.8 more.Among those using any private cloud, respondents are currently using 2.7private clouds and experimenting with 2.0 more.Enterprise cloud spend is significant and growing quickly.Companies plan to spend 24 percent more on public cloud in 2019vs. 2018.13 percent of enterprises spend more than $12 million a year on publiccloud, while 50 percent spend more than $1.2 million annually.

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