Why IT Leaders Love the Public Cloud

 
 
By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 08-17-2016 Email
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    Why IT Leaders Love the Public Cloud

    Public cloud adoption is growing, and tech leaders are now more comfortable with running their most sensitive data on public cloud infrastructure.
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    84% of survey respondents said their organization is using the public cloud, and 81% said their company's use of the cloud will increase by at least one-quarter over the next two to three years.
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    More than two-thirds said their organization took no longer than six months to make a public cloud transition, with 23% taking less than three months.
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    72% said their company has used a third party to migrate and/or manage their public cloud infrastructure, and 43% said they'll likely continue to do so moving forward.
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    45% said using a third party is more cost-effective than migrating/managing public cloud infrastructure in-house, and 20% said a third-party can help them "right-size" their public cloud environment.
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    58% said the public cloud gives their organization the flexibility to ramp up or dial back on infrastructure use as needed.
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    51% said the public cloud saves them in terms of equipment, facilities and staffing costs.
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    Motivating Factors: Protection Plan

    51% said data security in the public cloud surpasses that of their own data center.
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    Top Public Cloud Infrastructure Services in Use

    Google Cloud Platform: 49%, Microsoft Azure: 48%, Amazon Web Services: 42%
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    Concerns about data security: 51%, Doubts about stability and long-term viability of cloud: 40%, Fears of costs escalating beyond organizational control: 33%
 

Remember when organizations once feared the public cloud? If only because they were concerned about data security? Well, no longer, as the vast majority of companies have migrated to the public cloud and expect to boost their presence there in the immediate future, according to a recent survey from SADA Systems. As a result, they're increasing their flexibility with respect to infrastructure needs, while saving considerably on equipment, facilities and staffing costs. And when it comes to security, most IT decision-makers now feel that data security in the public cloud is actually better than that within their own data centers. "All signs point to public cloud adoption growing and enterprise IT becoming more comfortable with the prospect of running their most sensitive data on public cloud infrastructure," says Tony Safoian, president and CEO at SADA Systems. "Security and reliability will always be primary concerns—as they should—and companies should lean on expert consultants and integrators to guide them in addressing these issues. The convenience of public cloud, coupled with easy access to proven resources for managing these environments, make the option of moving to public cloud too compelling to ignore." A total of 210 IT decision-makers and influencers took part in the research.

 
 
 
 
 
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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