Visibility, security top concerns for cloud computing adoption

Enterprises considering adopting public clouds are concerned about where their data is located and how it’s protected, according to a new survey by IDG.

Companies will have about 60 percent of their IT environment in public, private, or hybrid clouds, according to a survey of about 1,000 IT decision makers.

Of those considering public cloud deployments, the top concerns were where data is stored, at 43 percent of respondents, and security, with 41 percent of respondents.

And with all the high-profile hacks of well-known online brand names, it’s no surprise.

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IDG Contributor Network: Microsoft moves to answer those pesky Safe Harbor concerns

A few weeks ago when the news came out that Safe harbor provisions would no longer be a safe haven for U.S. vendors doing business in Europe, there was plenty of concern about what it would mean for the largest U.S. cloud vendors — Salesforce, Microsoft, Google and Amazon Web Services (AWS) all have massive business in Europe and relied on the Safe Harbor provisions to keep customers feeling secure.

It didn’t take long to see some reactions from the vendor side and just this week Microsoft announced a plan to offer many of its cloud services, including Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online, served directly from data centers in Germany. But that in itself isn’t particularly innovative, and may not actually resolve the issues around jurisdiction. So Microsoft is moving beyond simply having in-country data centers and are delivering services in Germany via a third party. 

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