Cloud | Middle East & Africa

Key Findings

Cloud computing deployment models #

Contrary to other regions, on-premises takes the top choice (48%) as the preferred deployment model for new applications.

Preferred deployment strategy for a new application - MEA

Public cloud providers #

Keeping in line with the market trend, 65% of the respondents reported using AWS, followed by Microsoft Azure at 56%.

Public cloud providers used - MEA

Cloud migration priorities #

Both ease of management (76%) and scalability (76%) took the top spot in cloud migration priorities.

Top priorities in cloud shift - MEA

Tech stacks #

A wide range of choices among the technologies. With public cloud topping the list, followed by virtualization software..

Technology stacks used to build applications - MEA

PaaS services #

67% of respondents reported they use database-related PaaS services, followed by storage (61%) and API related services (39%)

Type of PaaS services used - MEA

Cloud computing challenges #

50% of the respondents reported that security is still the primary challenge in cloud computing, closely followed by cost optimization (47%) and governance (44%).

Cloud challenges faced - MEA

Cloud cost management #

69% of respondents reported they set budgets and controls to lower costs.

How organizations are optimizing costs? - MEA