Jury “still out” on cloud trust and security

07 July 2017


Nexsan believes there are still "major" steps to be taken when it comes to cloud data control, security, cost and compliance. 

While confidence in the capabilities of public and private cloud has grown, security and reliability remain a concern among many UK-based IT professionals. 

That’s according to a recent survey carried out by Nexsan. The unified storage solutions questioned 119 visitors at Cloud Expo Europe that was held in London in March.

Respondents answered questions relating to their use and experience of public and private cloud services. Eighty three per cent said that their confidence in public cloud has increased over the last 12 months, with 54 per cent confirming that they did not expect to have a cloud infrastructure failure in the next year. 

But despite the positive feedback, 57 per cent said that they would still not trust the cloud with their most critical data. They cited security, insufficient data control and cost as concerns influencing their decisions.

Overall, Nexsan says the results suggest that the adoption of cloud-based solutions is rising, but points out that opinions around its use and capabilities are more or less split amongst IT pros.

The vendor reckons this division in the market shows that organisations believe the cloud is maturing, but there are still major steps to be made when it comes to data control, security, cost and compliance. 

It adds that with many factors to consider, including GDPR coming into effect next year and the increasing threat of ransomware attacks, organisations that leverage the right data storage solution for each workload will be able to ensure their data is sufficiently protected and available.