Cloud survey finds reliability, security top concerns

Results reveal cloud service adoption is on the rise

cloud-surveyA recent survey found that cloud adoption within the enterprise has grown steadily, but that security and compliance remain key considerations when evaluating in-house and service provider options.

Among cloud services, infrastructure-as-a-service remains the principal driver, though Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) offerings are being considered to address the needs of an increasingly global and mobile workforce.

The survey, conducted by Redshift Research and sponsored by NaviSite, Inc., was aimed at IT decision makers across the U.S. and U.K. to help understand their use of cloud computing, vendor selection process and principal concerns over migrating to a cloud based infrastructure.

Enterprise organizations continue to shift workloads to the cloud

The survey revealed one-third of US respondents have already migrated a significant amount (50-70 percent) of their IT infrastructure to the cloud, driven by their desire to improve reliability, uptime, and offer improved service levels. Growing confidence and sustained demand continues to drive adoption of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) with a keen interest in private cloud and hybrid cloud services going into 2015.


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Laura Ascione