Multicloud is becoming the de facto standard. Indeed, a solid 84 percent of the respondents in the RightScale report use more than four cloud providers, including both the public and private clouds. (Note, RightScale is now part of Flexera.) However, not only are companies shifting to multicloud, but to more than one public cloud as well. That means using Google, Microsoft, and AWS—two or three providers, typically, and sometimes more.
This was also shown in the RightScale report, with public cloud being the top priority, indicated by 31 percent of the respondents. Companies plan to spend 24 percent more on the public cloud in 2019 than they did last year.