From single sign-on authentication to expanded payment options, cloud providers continue to look for better ways to support their customers worldwide. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the alternative cloud category, where more than one-third of DevOps professionals now use alternative payment methods like PayPal, Google Pay, Apple Pay, UPI and cryptocurrencyies to pay for cloud services.

The research report, commissioned by Linode, investigates:

  • The rise of alternative cloud and a breakdown of customers’ payment options for alternative cloud services
  • Cloud services payment trends and the generational divide in payment preferences
  • The disconnect between how customers are paying for cloud services and how they want to pay for cloud services