Cloud Computing ConceptDespite lingering trust issues, storage and backup are key use cases in the public cloud, says Barracuda survey. Meanwhile, Microsoft Azure is Europe’s favourite cloud provider.

Storage and backup are the most common use cases for the public cloud and Microsoft Azure is Europe’s favourite cloud platform.

Those are the findings of a survey by backup product and service supplier Barracuda. Nearly four out of five (77%) respondents to a survey of 550 European IT decision-makers (150 in the UK) cited storage as their key cloud workload, with 57% citing backup and recovery.

Behind that came application hosting (54%), data analytics (51%), customer relationship management (CRM) (46%), application testing and development (38%), and desktop virtualisation (33%).

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