Citing security issues and cloud management as key factors in avoiding public clouds, most organizations say they are not yet ready for hybrid solutions that tap into public clouds. According to IT World, security issues do come into play in private cloud environments, but not to the same extent as moving data outside an enterprise firewall.
“While enterprises are experimenting with private cloud computing, the majority are not yet ready for hybrid solutions that tap into public clouds. According to the survey, 82 per cent of organizations “do not foresee any cloud-bursting initiatives” in the next year.
“‘A large segment of the market are looking at private first,’ said Nick Werstiuk, strategic planning director at Toronto-based Platform Computing. Werstiuk defines a private cloud as one kept within an organization’s firewall, and cloud-bursting as reaching out for a temporal period to an external provider for extra capacity.”