Wednesday, December 28, 2011 10:05:06 PM
Many enterprise IT professionals have varying opinions regarding which cloud type - public or private - is better for businesses, but some experts believe the debate could soon become unnecessary as the hybrid cloud continues to gain recognition.
According to a recent InformationWeek report, 2012 will be the year of the hybrid cloud, as companies increasingly transition to cloud environments while still desiring to keep some sensitive data within the control of their own IT staff. Many IT departments still consider the public cloud to be a long-term solution, but a large portion of enterprises think their own environment is currently better to improve efficiency, the report said.
As more applications transition to the cloud, development will also more frequently be completed in a cloud environment, the report said. Additionally, and using the cloud to improve savings on energy costs will be among the top IT trends next year.
"An accepted security model will come to the cloud in 2012," Capgemini CTO Joe Coyle told the source. "It's a matter of both the clients and the vendors understanding who has responsibility for which pieces."
According to a recent survey, 39 percent of enterprise cloud adopters are using a hybrid solution, while that figure is expected to reach 61 percent in the near future.
-McAfee Cloud Security