A full 68.8 percent of all cloud data is in an enterprise-class cloud. The top five enterprise cloud services are Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Office365, Salesforce, Cisco WebEx, and Concur.
The big get bigger in the cloud. A full 80% of data uploaded to the cloud goes to less than 1% of all services. In fact, that data is uploaded to just 11 consumer and enterprise-grade cloud services.
Overall, there has been a 52% increase in the last 12 months. The average number of cloud services being used increased from 738 to 831.
There isn’t much in the way of a de facto standard. On average, companies are using 35 different file-sharing services and 125 different collaboration services.
Cloud security is still probably better than on-premise security. But Skyhigh found only 9.5% of all services met the most stringent security requirements last quarter. There are now 429 of these services available, versus just 343 last quarter.
Encryption is not nearly as widely deployed as it should be. Only 2.9% of services enforce strong password policies, and only 1% encrypt data with tenant-owned encryption keys. A full 78.1% of services encrypt data in transit, while 10.1% encrypt data at rest.
Customers are starting to value cloud certifications. One fifth (21.2%) of services now have one or more certifications—such as SAS 70, SSAE16 or ISAE 3402—and 39.5% have third-party penetration testing of their services.
IT organizations think they are blocking cloud services when they are not. At 59%, the enforcement gap is highest for Dropbox, followed by Instagram (44%), Tumblr (42%) and Apple iCloud (41%).