What is the difference between AWS and Microsoft Azure as the introduction of multi-cloud progresses? –Flexera Report

According to a report released by Flexera, the 2021 State of Cloud Report, almost all enterprise companies surveyed are adopting multi-cloud in their cloud strategies, but struggling to control costs. Microsoft Azure also continued to close the penetration gap with Amazon Web Services (AWS). The report focuses on various cloud deployment factors and trends around containers, security, and optimization over the last few years. Flexera reports continue to say that AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud are the top three public cloud providers. And it can be seen again that the introduction of multi-cloud is a competition between AWS and Microsoft Azure. Google Cloud also has a lot of workloads and is one of the key providers. For each public provider, respondents said they were running applications in the cloud, were trying out the cloud, and had plans to use it. Many respondents say they use multiple clouds. Of those surveyed, 50% said they were “running a lot of workloads” on AWS, and 41% were running a lot of workloads on Azure as well. 22% of companies are running a lot of workloads on Google Cloud.
However, among the companies surveyed, workloads increased at all cloud providers. It’s also worth noting that the growth of Oracle Cloud and Google Cloud is accelerating.
92% of the enterprise companies surveyed have adopted a multi-cloud strategy, and 80% have a hybrid cloud approach. Flexera also states that 49% of the workloads are siled by the cloud and 45% of the data is integrated across the cloud.