Michael Marlowe

Columbus, OH Business Leader

An experienced broker and business development expert, Michael Marlowe began his career in Columbus, OH, working as a certified financial manager for Merrill Lynch. During his tenure he was recognized for his success on a national sales level from several organizations including; Allstate Financial Corp, Nationwide Financial Services, Aim Financial Services, and Federated Investors.

In his first entrepreneurial venture, Michael Marlowe was the president and co-founder of the Columbus, OH-based firm Instant Workplace, which was one of the first Infrastructure As A Service (IAAS) companies in the state of Ohio. There he led business development, innovated new products and shared corporate decision-making responsibilities with the CEO.

Mr. Marlowe is now a managing partner for M.Marlowe Consulting, where he was commissioned by Columbus OH's City Council to create a research report called The Columbus OH Innovation District Assessment.

A graduate of The Ohio State University with a BA in economics, in his spare time, he enjoys traveling and exploring organic cuisine.

Trends in Cloud Usage in 2017

A longtime telecommunications consultant and broker, Michael Marlowe works for Columbus, OH-based Chasetek as director of strategy and vice president of new markets. In this role, Michael Marlowe applies his experience with technology products and services, including cloud computing.


According to RightScale’s 2017 State of the Cloud Survey, the most widely used survey of cloud users and buyers, the following are some of the latest trends in cloud computing:

- Private cloud adoption has dropped from 77 to 72 percent, leading hybrid cloud adoption to decrease from 71 to 67 percent.

- Respondents operate 41 percent of workloads in a public cloud and 38 percent of workloads in a private cloud. For enterprises, 32 percent of workloads run in a public cloud, with 43 percent operating in a private cloud.

- In 2016, the biggest cloud challenge was lack of resources and expertise, with 32 percent of respondents documenting this as a concern. In the 2017 survey, only 25 percent claimed this was a challenge.

This year, the percentage of respondents concerned about security also decreased from 29 percent to 25 percent. The most common challenge cited in the 2017 survey was cost management.