Businesses in EMEA are increasing their investment in public cloud despite ongoing security concerns and a perceived lack of understanding about who’s responsible for keeping data safe. These are the findings of a study of IT decision-makers conducted by Barracuda Networks.
Businesses in EMEA that are using public cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) claim that nearly 35% of their infrastructure is currently in the cloud, with this figure expected to rise to 50% in two years’ time.
The UK exhibits the lowest proportion of public cloud in its infrastructure (at 29%), trailing behind Belgium/Netherlands (41%), France (38%), Austria (35%) and Germany (35%).
Of those businesses that have turned to the public cloud, fewer than half (45%) have full confidence that their provider completely and successfully offers strong protection of access to applications in the cloud, with a similar proportion reporting the same for having strong protection of applications in the cloud (43%) or strong protection of data in the cloud (41%). What this suggests is that more than half are not completely satisfied by the security offered by their cloud provider, and that this situation needs to be addressed in order to maintain momentum.