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Microsoft Azure revenues might be lagging Amazon Web Services (AWS), but according to a new survey by enterprise IT management firm Flexera, adoption of Azure’s cloud-computing options may now have overtaken AWS in some cases.
Flexera’s new 2022 State of the Cloud report gathered the opinions of 753 respondents in late 2021 and found that Azure was the only public cloud provider whose adoption had grown significantly over the past year.
Today, 80% of enterprises are using Azure, up from 73% last year, while AWS’s share dropped from 79% to 77% in the period.
The report also looked at whether users were running significant workloads, some workloads, or just experimenting with a provider.
Azure and AWS were tied on significant workloads at 47%, while 33% of enterprises were using some workloads on Azure versus 33% in this category on AWS.
AWS still leads Azure among SMBs. However, even here Microsoft is closing the gap. AWS’s 69% share among SMBs was down from 72% last year versus Azure’s 59% share today, up from 48% last year.
While Azure may be narrowing the gap in some areas, AWS is still the biggest cloud provider by some way: according to data from Synergy Research, Amazon, Microsoft and Google continue to account for more than half of worldwide cloud spending, with Q3 2021 market shares of 33%, 20% and 10%.