As I said the other week, small businesses can still do well by sticking with their own servers. That said, many of them are also moving toward the cloud.
We’re in a time of transition: as the most recent annual Flexera State of the Cloud Report showed, 53% of small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) — those with 1,000 or fewer employees — spend more than $1.2 million annually on the cloud.
That’s a jump from 38% who did so just two years ago.
Flexera predicts that within the next year, 63% of SMB workloads and 62% of SMB data will reside in a public cloud. That’s a significant increase.