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Microsoft, VMware Gain Cloud Deployment EdgeMicrosoft, VMware Gain Cloud Deployment Edge

Microsoft, VMware Gain Cloud Deployment Edge

Reasons for Adopting Cloud ComputingReasons for Adopting Cloud Computing

A full 74% cited agility as the primary driver, followed by cost efficiencies (67%) and reduced IT overhead (60%), respectively.

Method of IT Services DeliveryMethod of IT Services Delivery

More than half of IT services (57%) are being delivered on-premise today. In the next 18 months, that number is expected to drop to 42%.

Types of Cloud in UseTypes of Cloud in Use

Less than a quarter (22%) are using a private cloud today, and only 12% and 9% have a public or hybrid cloud. In 18 months, 25% expect to have a private cloud, followed by public and hybrid clouds at 20% and 13%, respectively.

Type of Cloud Used in Production EnvironmentType of Cloud Used in Production Environment

The Microsoft Azure cloud tops the list, at 36%, followed by VMware vCloud Air, at 29%, and Amazon Web Services, at 28%. The IBM SoftLayer cloud platform came in at 20%.

Amount of Data in the CloudAmount of Data in the Cloud

In 18 months, about half of all customer data will reside in the cloud. But only 19% will reside in a public cloud. Today 66% of customer data resides in a traditional on-premise system.

Barriers to Cloud AdoptionBarriers to Cloud Adoption

66% of respondents cited security concerns; other major obstacles to cloud adoption include reconfiguring applications (52%), compliance issues (37%) and lack of technical expertise (34%).

Cloud Security ConcernsCloud Security Concerns

Half of the respondents said they were very concerned about cloud security. Only 16% said they were not especially concerned.

Cloud Security VisibilityCloud Security Visibility

45% reported that cloud security visibility is either more difficult or extremely difficult. Another 22% said it’s easier. A full 76% said they lack visibility into cloud attacks.

Biggest Cloud Security ConcernsBiggest Cloud Security Concerns

Data ownership topped the list, at 56%. Data location and shared technology/multi-tenancy followed, at 51% each.

Issues With Existing Cloud SecurityIssues With Existing Cloud Security

A full 80% said conventional network perimeter security technologies don’t work well in the cloud. On average, respondents said it takes five months to procure a cloud security solution.