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Cloud Costs Inching Up, Most IT Shops Use Hybrid Architectures, Survey Finds

Using public cloud infrastructure has gotten more expensive, and most IT departments are running hybrid cloud architectures, combining on-premises data centers with public clouds to meet their computing needs.

Those are some of the key findings from a recent survey of senior enterprise IT managers sponsored by Percona and titled “The Changing Face of Open Source.” Almost 70 percent of respondents said cloud infrastructure got more expensive in the past year. That’s probably because the pandemic drove up demand for cloud services, survey authors said.

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