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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:

RightScale 2018 State of the Cloud Report Uncovers Cloud Adoption Trends

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RightScale Inc., a demonstrated leader in enterprise universal cloud management, today announced the results of the RightScale 2018 State of the Cloud Survey. In its seventh year, the RightScale State of the Cloud Survey is the largest survey of corporate cloud users, including 997 technology professionals at large and small enterprises across a broad cross-section of industries.

The survey results are available in the RightScale 2018 State of the Cloud Report, which can be downloaded at

"The RightScale 2018 State of the Cloud Survey showed that enterprise cloud spending will grow rapidly over the next year, and yet 35 percent of cloud spend is wasted. As a result, optimizing clouds costs is the top initiative for cloud users in 2018," said Michael Crandell, CEO of RightScale. "Multi-cloud continues to be the preferred strategy for enterprises, with companies reporting that they use nearly five different clouds on average. With this multi-cloud approach, Azure is now nipping at AWS' heels and, in fact, is in a dead heat with AWS among enterprises that are just beginning their cloud adoption."

Netwrix Survey: 39% of Organizations Blame their Own IT Teams for Security Incidents in the Cloud

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Netwrix Corporation, provider of a visibility platform for user behavior analysis and risk mitigation in hybrid environments, released the 2018 Netwrix Cloud Security Report. The report identifies concerns that organizations have about cloud security, the threats they dealt with over the last year, and their plans for further cloud usage and security enhancements.

The 2018 Netwrix Cloud Security Report presents the results of our third annual survey, conducted in November 2017. The respondents represent 853 organizations of various sizes, industries and geographical locations. All organizations are public or hybrid cloud users.

The key findings include:

Druva Reveals 2017 AWS Cloud Data Protection Survey

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Druva, the global leader in cloud data protection and management, today announced the results of its Druva 2017 AWS Cloud Data Protection Survey, which reveals a disconnect between the perceptions of cloud data protection and its reality. The survey solicited insights from IT professionals across 20 industries, including technology, energy, financial and healthcare, regarding the state of Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud adoption, enterprise secondary storage, data protection and archiving needs.

According to results, one of the biggest benefits seen from those who have already moved their data to the cloud is cost savings (59 percent); yet 49 percent of respondents who are considering a move cite cost as the number one barrier. This paradox is indicative of a larger misconception about the capabilities of cloud technology. Despite rising confidence in durability and availability of company data in AWS, concerns remain around storage and usage costs.

The Cloud Competition Intensifies - Rapid Growth Ahead for Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform

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A new LogicMonitor survey of nearly 300 industry influencers predicts that enterprises will migrate the majority of their IT workloads from the data center to the cloud by 2020. Fueling this transition will be the 20.8 billion IoT devices Gartner predicts will come online, and the rapid maturation of AI and machine learning technologies. The Future of the Cloud Study also finds that while Amazon holds a dominant leadership position in the public cloud market, Microsoft and Google are closing that gap.

LogicMonitor, the leading SaaS-based performance monitoring platform for Enterprise IT, sponsored the survey, polling both AWS re:Invent attendees and industry analysts, media, consultants and vendor strategists to explore what the landscape for cloud services will look like in 2020. "Our customers continue to ask for guidance in planning their cloud migration strategies," said Jeff Behl, Chief Product Officer for LogicMonitor. "We designed our survey to gather feedback from some key industry influencers to understand their predictions, and to provide our customers with insights and answers."

New Global Research Reveals Keys to Unlocking Successful Multi-Cloud Adoption

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VMware, Inc., a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, in association with MIT Technology Review Custom, today revealed findings from a new global study focused on the adoption of multi-cloud environments. The research, "After Deployment Storms, Skies Turn Sunny For Multi-Cloud Environments," analyzed the attitude of more than 1,300 global IT decision makers in large enterprises toward cloud adoption.

A multi-cloud strategy is becoming more commonplace across a variety of organizations, regardless of the industry. Complications around vendor lock-in, data sovereignty, innovation and the need for workload-specific services are driving organizations to leverage multiple clouds to achieve business success. The study finds that while there are inherent challenges in deployment, the benefits are too consequential and only get better over time.

OpenStack Adoption, Deployments Surge as Enterprises Increasingly Favor Multi-Cloud Strategies

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Surveys conducted by five organizations, including the OpenStack Foundation User Survey, document acceleration of OpenStack adoption across industries and regions, and attest to the open source software's "essential" role in multi-cloud environments, NFV and IoT/edge computing.

Key Findings:

  • In the OpenStack User Survey, respondents indicated that users from 48 percent of deployments are also interacting with another cloud. Additionally, the diversity of users was demonstrated in year-over-year analysis showing growth among non-IT, mainstream industries, including significant growth among the financial and government industries, as well as growth in research, retail and telecom.
  • Cloudify-sponsored survey of nearly 700 enterprise cloud professionals found that OpenStack was the most widely deployed cloud infrastructure. Results also upheld the multi-cloud trend demonstrated in the User Survey, reporting that 51 percent of organizations are deploying more than one cloud and the second most popular two-cloud combination is AWS and OpenStack.
  • In a recent SDxCentral report, 87 percent of respondents said that OpenStack would be used to manage edge infrastructure.
  • Heavy Reading survey focused on telecom operators found that 96 percent of those who already deploying an NFV strategy find OpenStack essential or important.
  • SUSE-sponsored survey of more than 1,400 senior IT professionals found that OpenStack is in production in 23 percent of organizations (up from 15 percent in 2015). A total of 82 percent are using or plan to use OpenStack in the future.

Veritas Study: Alarming Majority of Organizations (69%) Export Full Responsibility for Data Protection, Privacy and Compliance

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Veritas Technologies, a leader in multi-cloud data management, today announced the results of a global survey spanning thirteen countries indicating that the majority of global organizations (56 percent) operate with a cloud-first mentality when it comes to deploying new applications and managing workloads. Only one percent of organizations reported that they will not be adopting cloud over the next two years. However, the study reveals that significant misconceptions exist on the responsibility for data management, with 69 percent of organizations wrongfully believing data protection, data privacy and compliance are the responsibility of the cloud service provider.

The Truth in Cloud study, commissioned by Veritas and conducted by Vanson Bourne, surveyed 1,200 global business and IT decision makers revealed that customers are embracing the multi-cloud as a key component of their business strategies. Within the survey, customers indicated they use a variety of cloud service providers, including public clouds and hosted private clouds. With respect to Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) specifically, over two-thirds (67 percent) of organizations state they use, or plan to use, two or more cloud providers. Forty-two percent say they are using, or plan to use, three or more cloud providers, with common goals of improving resiliency and data security as well as reducing capital expenditures (Capex) and operating expenses (Opex).

As customers embrace the cloud, the research explores three key areas of focus: misconceptions of data management in the public cloud, rise in multi-cloud adoption and future cloud trends.

Cloud Survey: 96 Percent of IT Professionals Feel Cloud Could Use a 'Makeover'

Fugue, Inc., has today released the results of its 2017 State of Cloud Infrastructure Operations Survey. The survey, fielded to over 300 IT operations professionals, executives, and developers, found that most respondents believe that the cloud is not living up to expectations because of compliance and security concerns, unexpected downstream costs, and the glut of cloud management tools available in the market today.

Security, compliance, and cost control are top cloud challenges businesses and agencies face

Only 1 in 5 surveyed felt they are getting "the most" out of the cloud, while 80 percent feel they are failing to do so. Thirty-nine percent said security/compliance is slowing them down, 36 percent said CXOs fail to understand the complexity of the cloud, 26 percent said IT leadership doesn't understand the complexity of the cloud, and 20 percent said developers don't understand the complexity of the cloud. Another 22 percent pointed to a lack of cohesion between the cloud and data center teams.