As you know, I'm a big follower of cloud technology. Early this year I came across an article in the Wall Street Journal.
In this article the WSJ reported on a recent survey by Piper Jaffray of 112 CIOs. Piper Jaffray asked the CIOs to name their preferred public cloud provider.
Amazon Web Services led the responses with a 2 percentage point increase from 33% to 35%. Microsoft's Azure increased from 20% to 21%. IBM Softlayer had the biggest gain increasing from 4% to 6%.
The big loser was Google falling from 12% to 7%.
Reminds me of the old saying that "Nobody got fired for choosing IBM." Or Microsoft.
There's an interesting comparison of Amazon and Microsoft's cloud offerings here.