Many of the respondents to the survey selected that they use more than one cloud service. In addition to the use of third-party data centres, 38% of respondents stated they used AWS and 36% currently use Microsoft Azure. This supports the research conducted by Enterprisetech, where it was found that the most popular cloud service was Microsoft Azure, closely followed by Amazon Web Services.
The most popular response regarding the technology (52%), utilities (46%) and insurance sectors (50%) is a third-party data centre This supports the idea that more companies are seeking to find alternative ways to host their IT services and many are beginning to turn third-party data centres. The most popular service in relation to the marketing sector is Google Cloud with a 50% response rate. Within the scientific research sector, 61% of respondents said that they have their own data centre, which was far higher than in any of the other sectors cloud usage.