Microsoft is the most popular supplier of public cloud services and is continuing to gain on AWS, according to research.
What’s more, the tech giant’s cloud platform, Azure, is expected to dominate the market over the next three years.
This is according to a survey of over 100 IT executives from Global 2000 companies, conducted by financial giant Goldman Sachs. Of the executives surveyed, 56 said they were using Azure for cloud infrastructure, with only 48 saying they used AWS.
The research focused on cloud infrastructure and platform as a service, an area in which Goldman Sachs analysts said Microsoft has been in the lead since December 2017, with its popularity growing with each passing year.
This growth it set to continue, according to the survey, with 66 CIOs suggesting their companies will be using Azure more than any other cloud in the next three years.
Read more: Cloud Pro UK