Market nears public cloud adoption tipping point

July 8, 2015 Off By Hoofer

Grazed from TechTarget. Author: Jim O’Reilly.

Public cloud adoption has grown significantly over the past few years, as even the most skeptical IT pros admit the technology is right for certain use cases. Spending on public cloud services is expected to exceed $127 billion in 2018, up from $56.6 billion in 2014, according to industry analyst group IDC.

But, even as adoption grows, many organizations still question whether they can use public cloud to run all mission-critical workloads. The answer, however, depends on several factors. To protect data, a business’ most mission-critical applications are kept close. In fact, by law, certain data must be protected…

And while this does not preclude operating on or storing that data in a public cloud, it does require special care, including data encryption at rest and in transit…

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