Nine Interesting Cloud Computing Statistics and Facts (2022)
What is Cloud Computing? Cloud computing in its current context is believed to have originated in 2006. According to Investopedia, “Cloud computing is the delivery of different services through the Internet. These resources include tools and applications like data storage, servers, databases, networking, and software.” This makes it easy for remote workers to collaborate and complete tasks from anywhere. It also allows for cost-effective storage solutions, especially for smaller businesses that don’t have the resources for complex storage solutions. What was once only available and used by a few, is now the norm.
Here are some facts about cloud computing you might find interesting!
- Most security breaches in the cloud are caused by humans.
In general, the cloud has many security features built in to protect against breaches, However, with sophisticated hackers and the rise of phishing and smishing strategies and human engineering tactics, humans can fall prey to these online predators, causing them to expose networks to a variety of malicious cyberattacks.
- Remote work environments continue to be on the rise.
With the COVID-19 pandemic, and the subsequent shutdowns of many work environments over the past two years, the work environment was exclusively remote in a majority of industries. However, as a more work environment has returned to “normal” in the past year or so, many businesses have included opportunities for employees to work remotely, with both part-time and full-time options.
- Cloud computing is used by most businesses in some capacity.
According to NetDepot, “Public cloud adoption is at 91% and private cloud adoption is over 30%. It is considered the number one initiative for businesses.” Most use either public or private clouds and some use multi-cloud or hybrid cloud options. As cloud adoption continues to expand, the different ways cloud computing can benefit the workplace evolves as well. (Source: NetDepot)
- By 2025, a staggering amount of data is anticipated to be stored in the cloud!
Cyber Security Ventures reports that there will be “over 100 zettabytes of data stored in the cloud around the world. Keep in mind that 1 zettabyte is a billion terabytes or a trillion gigabytes! “That is a LOT of data! (Source: Cyber Security Ventures)
- Amazon’s cloud services dominate the cloud market.
It should come as no surprise that Amazon, one of the mega-eCommerce sites, is leading the pack in the cloud market with over 30% of the market. “In Q2 2022, AWS commanded 34% of the cloud market, a 1% increase year-over-year. Azure is second with 21% of the market, followed by Google Cloud (10%), Alibaba (5%), and IBM (4%).” (Source: Cloudzero)
- Singapore, Finland, and Sweden are the top three most efficient users of the cloud, according to a May 2022 report from MIT and Infosys.
This first index of users examined 76 countries and territories around the globe, and they considered four different areas: ecosystem adoption, infrastructure, human affinity and talent, and security and assurance. (Source: IT WORLD TODAY)
- An employee will utilize 36 cloud-based services in their day-to-day routine.
With so many collaborative applications and software programs like Dropbox, Microsoft Teams, and Google Suite, employees are using several of these services daily. Additionally, as remote work has increased, the use of Zoom, Google Meet, and other video communication programs has also become the norm in day-to-day workplace contexts. (Source: zippia.com)
- There are over 3.6 billion cloud users in the world.
This is about one-half of the people on earth, and they are using the cloud! Many of these users store their photos or other data in the cloud or use a web-based application, including video streaming services. Netflix accounts for one of the largest streaming platforms. (zippia.com)
- Security is the biggest cloud computing challenge faced by enterprises worldwide (Flexera)
With cyberattacks on the rise, especially with malware and ransomware, security concerns continue to loom large. Primary concerns include worries about data loss or data breaches, protecting data confidentiality and regulatory compliance, accidental or intentional exposure of credentials, and system crashes.
Cloud computing is here to stay, and the findings of many studies show the positive economic and business impacts on the global economy. If you are interested in migrating to the cloud or expanding your current use, reach out to Klik Solutions to see how we can help you with your cloud computing needs!