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In January 2016, RightScale conducted its annual State of the Cloud Survey. The survey questioned technical professionals across a broad cross-section of organizations about their adoption of cloud infrastructure. The 1,060 respondents range from technical executives to managers and practitioners and represent organizations of varying sizes among many industries. Respondents represent companies across the cloud spectrum, including both users (17 percent) and non-users (83 percent) of RightScale solutions. Their answers provide a comprehensive perspective on the state of the cloud today.