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Kentik Releases Report on 'AWS Cloud Adoption, Visibility & Management'

Kentik, the provider of network analytics for the cloud-native world, today announced the results of a report it conducted on AWS user adoption rates, multi-cloud trends, and cloud cost and visibility challenges. The report, "AWS Cloud Adoption, Visibility & Management," compiles an analysis based on the survey responses of 310 executive and technical-level attendees at the recent AWS annual user conference, AWS re:Invent. 

"We've reached the point where cloud providers have proven effective as an alternative to the huge overhead of building, maintaining and upgrading physical infrastructure. But at the same time, the rapid expansion of public cloud use, as well as multi-cloud, hybrid cloud and cloud-native environments, has created new challenges for visibility and cost control," said Jim Frey, former networking industry analyst and vice president of strategic alliances at Kentik. "Our intent with this study was to look into the current state of experiences and practices, to help educate the industry and drive conversation on strategies and solutions to address the challenges."

Key findings in the report include:

Security Concerns are Preventing Cloud and SaaS Adoption, According to Latest Ping Identity Survey

Ping Identity today released results of the Ping Identity 2018 Survey: The State of Enterprise IT Infrastructure & Security, describing the recent nature of enterprise IT infrastructures and what companies are doing in response to the current data breach climate. MarketCube was commissioned by Ping to survey more than 300 large enterprise IT and security professionals across the United States to determine the most effective security strategies to guard sensitive information, and the price they pay when hackers strike.

The survey reveals that today's enterprise IT infrastructures are not largely hosted in the public cloud, nor are they SaaS-based, with security being the single largest barrier when it comes to cloud and SaaS adoption. With the recent rise in breaches and privacy incidents, enterprises are prioritizing the protection of their customers' personally identifiable information.

Key findings include:

Enterprise IT Focused on Moving More Workloads to Cloud in 2019

NetEnrich announces the results of its 2019 Cloud Adoption survey on public cloud adoption in the enterprise. The 2019 survey, which ran online in December 2018, was completed by 100 IT decision-makers in companies with 500 or more employees. A key takeaway from the survey was that cloud adoption is already very high and growth is likely to continue in 2019. And yet, IT pros remain concerned about a range of cloud issues, including security and privacy. 

According to NetEnrich's survey, large enterprises are eagerly adopting cloud infrastructure, applications and services. In fact, 85% of respondents reported either moderate or extensive production use of cloud infrastructure, while 80% said their companies had moved at least a quarter of all their applications and workloads to the public cloud. Meanwhile, 86% of respondents have re-architected some or all of their applications to use cloud-native services.

By making these moves, companies are benefiting from a faster time-to-market for new digital products and services, reduced costs and optimized use of IT infrastructure. However, the pace, scale and priorities associated with public cloud adoption differs from company to company. In conducting its survey, NetEnrich sought to clarify how far along companies are in their cloud adoption, and their goals and challenges. Following are some of the survey's key findings:

New Cloud Security Alliance Study Finds Cybersecurity Misconceptions Increase as Critical ERP Systems Migrate to Clouds

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), the world's leading organization dedicated to defining standards, certifications and best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment, today released the findings from the first research survey on "Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Applications and Cloud Adoption." The study offers greater insight into cloud preparation and migration, the features and benefits gained, and the security and privacy challenges for ERP systems in a cloud environment.

According to the survey, 69 percent of organizations are migrating data for popular ERP applications to the cloud, moving to major cloud infrastructure-as-a-service providers, with the overwhelming majority, almost 90 percent, stating that these applications are business-critical.

In line with the top three migration concerns - moving sensitive data followed by security and compliance - the research finds that attackers are evolving, too. Over half of the survey respondents stated that they expect security incidents in the cloud to increase in the next year.

OpsRamp's Cloud Skills Survey Finds That 94% of IT Organizations Are Struggling To Find Cloud Talent

OpsRamp, the service-centric AIOps platform for the modern enterprise, today announced the results of its survey on the talent crisis for the Cloud, DevOps, and Site Reliability Engineering skills at the Gartner Infrastructure, Operations and Cloud Strategies Conference. The survey illustrates a crisis in hiring for digital talent and skills that is stifling innovation, impacting productivity and derailing revenue growth. 

The transition to cloud-native applications and infrastructure is well underway: Over 60% of IT professionals mentioned that a majority of their applications are either built or run using hybrid cloud architectures. Infrastructure and operations (I&O) organizations will need vastly different skills, technologies, and processes over the next five years as they adopt a cloud-first posture. How do IT leaders find the right talent that can deploy and maintain dynamic, flexible and cost-effective digital services?

 

New Research: Cloud Adoption on the Rise, but 54 Percent of Organizations at Risk

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Druva today announced the results of its 2018 State of Virtualization in the Cloud survey to understand how enterprises working in virtual environments are approaching cloud migration. The results show cloud adoption is growing for virtualized workloads, with 90 percent of respondents running, or planning to run, virtual machines (VMs) in the cloud in 2018. The survey also highlights significant risk associated with this journey, as organizations discover that on-premises approaches to data management are outdated and no longer adequate for the cloud era. 

The annual survey polled IT and virtualization professionals across companies of all sizes to identify adoption and user data trends across cloud virtualized environments. Key findings from the survey include: 

87% of ITDMs say Compliance Worries Prevent Greater Cloud use, According to WinMagic Survey

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New research released today by WinMagic shows that 87% of ITDMs limit their use of the cloud because of the complexity of managing regulatory compliance. A quarter (24%) said, it meant as a result, they only work with a single cloud vendor in their infrastructure, rather than exploit the benefits of a multi-cloud environment, such as cost effectiveness, flexibility, reliability, security and avoiding vendor lock-in.

Hands tied by management tools

The survey, which spoke to ITDMs in Germany, India, the UK and US, also noted that 63% felt the need to use multiple infrastructure management tools was also a hugely restricting factor in their use of multiple cloud vendors.

Looking specifically at managing security compliance across the enterprise, over a quarter (28%) stated they would "not be completely confident" IT systems met all the required processes and standards if an audit was called "today". 7% went as far as to say there was "a high risk of them failing."

 

McAfee Study Reveals 1-in-4 Organizations Using Public Cloud Has Had Data Stolen

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McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, today announced its third annual cloud adoption and security report, Navigating a Cloudy Sky: Practical Guidance and the State of Cloud Security. The report outlines the current state of cloud adoption, the primary concerns with private and public cloud services, security implications and the evolving impact of unmanaged cloud use for the more than 1,400 information technology (IT) professionals surveyed.

Lack of adequate visibility and control is the greatest challenge to cloud adoption in an organization. However the business value of the cloud-Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (SaaS)-is so compelling that some organizations are plowing ahead. Fortunately modern cloud security tools and practices don't require organizations to make that difficult choice between business velocity and data security.

"Despite the clear prevalence of security incidents occurring in the cloud, enterprise cloud adoption is pressing on," said Rajiv Gupta, senior vice president of the cloud security business unit, McAfee. "By implementing security measures that allow organizations to regain visibility and control of their data in the cloud, businesses can leverage the cloud to accelerate their business and improve the security of their data."

Veritas Study Shows That Organizations Are Moving to the Cloud Without Evaluating the Impact of a Cloud Outage

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New findings from a study by Veritas Technologies, a leader in multi-cloud data management, indicate that an alarming majority (60 percent) of respondents have not fully evaluated the cost of a cloud outage to their business and are therefore ill prepared to deal with the impact of an outage.

While cloud service providers offer infrastructure-based service level objectives, the research indicates that many organizations fail to understand their own responsibility, in addition to that of the cloud service providers', in ensuring that their critical business applications are adequately protected in the event of an outage.

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Netwrix Survey: Tech and IT Companies Are the Driving Force of Cloud Security Investments

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Netwrix Corporation, provider of a visibility platform for user behavior analysis and risk mitigation in hybrid environments, today released the 2018 Netwrix Cloud Security: In-Depth Report.

The report supplements the 2018 Netwrix Cloud Security Report, unveiling survey findings specific to various industries and regions. Overall, 853 organizations shared their feedback for the survey, conducted in November 2017. All organizations are public or hybrid cloud users.

The key findings include: