The explosion of interest in cloud computing has inspired several key industry groups to work on
establishing best practices and standards around security. Nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of companies
surveyed have had their planning efforts influenced by the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), and more
than a third mentioned the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) and the Trusted Computing Group (TCG),
followed by the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF).
Influence of Best Practices (n=200)
Best practices advice
from your peers:
practices [was] the
first step. Speaking
with colleagues who
have dealt with
similar challenges gave
us a comfort level that
we lacked.” 5
15%None of theseCloud Security Alliance (CSA)
Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA)
Trusted Computing Group (TCG)
Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF)
Which groups have influenced your planning with their best practices and/or
standards concerning security and trust in the cloud?
5 Verbatim response from one of the participants in this benchmark study.