Role, Level of Investment,
Security Influences Cloud Decision Making
Security plays a major role for nearly all IT professionals (99 percent) when considering or
implementing a private versus public cloud. Significantly, for nearly half (44 percent), it is the
foundation of the decision.
Security plays a more substantial role for those already offering cloud services (57 percent foundational
role compared with 37 percent strong role) than those in either the implementation stage (40 percent
versus 60 percent) or evaluating stage (41 percent versus 57 percent).
Since IT departments have been facing security challenges for decades, the overwhelming importance
of security in cloud decision making isn’t unexpected. Those surveyed are well aware that the effort to
thwart attacks and prevent breaches will be ongoing even as delivery models continue to evolve.
Role of Security in Decision (n=200)
Role of Security by Phase
Security plays a
foundational role in the
decision to implement a
private cloud model.
Already offer cloud services(n=35)
FoundationStrong RoleSmall Role44%
Which of the following best represents the role security played/is playing in your
decision to implement your cloud initiatives via a private versus public cloud?