In 2020, public and private cloud-based solutions are set to surpass traditional data centers in terms of overall spending. In 2017, nearly two thirds of spending went toward private cloud solutions like Microsoft Azure. Cloud usage exploded in 2017, to the tune of threefold. A Forbes survey estimates that in 15 months time, 80 percent of IT budgets will be allocated toward cloud solutions. Over 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies currently employ Microsoft cloud services like Azure, but you don’t need to be an enterprise-class business to enjoy the benefits of Microsoft Azure.