Enterprise Tech, 4/14/2016
Organizations are racing to the cloud at an accelerating pace – with growing anxiety.Concerns about cloud security are the core finding of a new study from Intel Security that reveals a variety of conflicting cloud adoption perceptions. Even as most IT managers point to compliance as the biggest concern with cloud adoption (some admit they don’t know if sensitive data is stored with a public cloud provider), an even larger number said they have more trust in the cloud than a year ago.
One of the more eye opening findings of the survey (“Blue Skies Ahead? The State of Cloud Adoption”): in the next 16 months, 80 percent of respondent IT budgets will be dedicated to cloud computing.
The survey found that private cloud is the dominant model in the enterprise, with 51 percent of cloud deployments. Hybrid cloud accounts for 19 percent, public cloud makes up 30 percent. When the researchers examined the timeframe for cloud to absorb 80 percent of organizations’ IT budgets, it drops to 15 months for private cloud.
“Even if that outlook overestimates cloud spend it still shows a dramatic shift in mindset,” said Rolf Haas, enterprise technology specialist, Intel Security, in a blog post accompanying the survey, “ and it's often the business, rather than the IT department, that is driving that shift. In today's digital world the pull of the cloud and its benefits of flexibility, speed, innovation, cost, and scalability are now too great to be dismissed by the usual fears.”