Cloud usage, management, security, and downtime explored in new study

Published: Wednesday, 31 March 2021 10:17

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and AlgoSec have announced the results of a new survey, the ‘State of Cloud Security Concerns, Challenges, and Incidents’. The study, which queried nearly 1,900 IT and security professionals from a variety of organizational sizes and locations, sought to gain deeper insight into the cloud environment which has grown more complex since the onset of the pandemic.

The survey found that over half of organizations are running 41 percent or more of their workloads in public clouds, compared to just 25 percent in 2019. In 2021, 63 percent of respondents expect to be running 41 percent or more of their workloads in public clouds, indicating that adoption of public cloud will only continue. 62 percent of respondents use more than one cloud provider, and the diversity of production workloads (e.g. container platforms, virtual machines) is also expected to increase.

Key findings include:

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