Cloud Storage Statistics

Last Updated on: October 19th, 2022

Here is a collection of some of the most interesting cloud storage statistics and fun facts I have stumbled across in my internet travels. Posts here cover both individual companies as well as the industry as a whole.

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Stat posts here are edited and updated almost daily, so be sure to check back often!

Cloud Computing Statistics and Facts

Projected revenue for the public cloud industry in 2019:

$214.3 billion

Number of people employed by the Cloud industry in the US:

2 million

Last updated 3/5/19

Amount that cloud computing contributed to the US GDP in 2017:

$214 billion

Percentage of in-house data centers that have more server capacity than they need:


Last updated 12/1/17

Average amount that companies overpay for cloud services they don’t need:


Last updated 12/1/17

Projected size of the data storage market in 2018:

$173 billion

Last updated 12/1/17

Business sector that has cloud platform adoption:

Service Industry

Percentage of organizations that completely trust public clouds to keep their data secure:


Last updated 4/23/17

Percentage of organizations that distrust public clouds to keep their data secure:


Last updated 4/23/17

Country with the highest public cloud adoption rate:

Australia (33%)

Last updated 4/23/17

Percentage of data center traffic that is cloud based:


Last updated 5/31/16

Projected percentage of data center traffic that will be cloud based by 2019:


Last updated 5/31/16

Percentage of enterprises that keep sensitive data in the cloud:


Last updated 2/24/17

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