While cloud adoption rates continue to grow steadily, cloud security remains a top concern at many organisations, often becoming a roadblock to faster adoption of public cloud infrastructure. This is understandable when you consider the number and variety of threats organisations have to be prepared to combat.
Cloud security – what are the threats?
To get a better understanding of how organisations around the world are using public cloud and the challenges they face, Barracuda recently commissioned independent market research firm Vanson Bourne to survey IT decision makers in EMEA, APAC, and the United States. The results of that research were published in the new report: Future Shock: The Cloud Is the New Network.
Including responses from 750 executives, individual contributors, and team managers with responsibility for or knowledge of their organisation’s cloud infrastructure, the report takes an in-depth look at respondents’ experiences with, and attitudes about, moving infrastructure to the public cloud, concerns restricting adoption, and the security and networking solutions being implemented to overcome them.
New perspectives on cloud challenges
The report reveals some interesting insights into how organisations are approaching public cloud solutions, and what might be holding them back. Highlights from the report include:
- On average, organisations currently have 45% of IT infrastructure running in the public cloud, but that number is expected to increase to 76% in the next five years.
- 70% of respondents say security concerns restrict their organisation’s adoption of public cloud.
- 75% of respondents have already been targeted by a cyber-attack.
- Only 23% of respondents have already deployed SD-WAN, but another 51% are either in the process of deploying or expect to deploy within the next 12 months.
As more IT infrastructure moves to public cloud, cloud providers will offer more native network capabilities, and public cloud will expand to include more network functionality. The vast majority of organisations need their security vendors to offer advanced security and cloud connectivity tightly integrated with the major cloud platforms.
Get your copy of Future Shock: The Cloud Is the New Network today to see the full results for yourself and get expert advice on how to embrace public cloud securely.
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