Use of Hybrid Cloud Growing
Veritas Technologies released the results of a study conducted that contained 1,800 IT leaders from around the globe. A major part of this survey underscored what was already conventional wisdom: the cloud is growing in popularity every day as a means to manage data. In fact, the survey reported, 74 percent of global IT leaders use multiple cloud-based solutions that are both public and private.
It is important to note that this study focused only on large organizations (those with 500 employees or more). Smaller businesses likely have a different attitude on cloud adoption for the simple reason that they do not process enough data to make such an investment worth it. For large companies, however, cloud is a very viable solution.
As popular as the cloud has already become, the study indicates that its use will only continue to grow. Data from both critical and non-critical workloads in the cloud is projected to double over the next two years. In addition, workloads in the private cloud are expected to increase at a rate of seven percent annually, while workloads in public clouds should see a growth rate of 18 percent.
This mass adoption of the cloud is an exciting prospect for businesses. It allows for greater speed in data processing, as well as much easier avenues to collaboration. At the same time, however, this push into the cloud means that IT professionals always have to be on their toes. In addition to configuring cloud networks, IT professionals now also have to worry about securing not only the data in their cloud but the transfers of data that will happen every day. With all the benefits of the cloud also comes new security risks that previously did not have to be dealt with. A changing world means changing threats as well, and IT professionals need to prepare themselves as much as possible to deal with these threats.
Edited by Stefania Viscusi