Here is the latest sentiment of Malaysians about the Public Cloud: 44 percent of Malaysians surveyed felt confident their organisation’s move to public cloud was secure.
The findings were part of a survey on public cloud commissioned by Barracuda, a US-based provider of cloud-connected security and storage solutions. The survey involved 450 people in 6 countries in Asia Pacific (APAC) including Malaysia. Respondents came from different sectors and industries including manufacturing, technology, financial services and more.
James Forbes-May, Vice President of Asia Pacific, Barracuda shares, “58 percent of the Malaysians surveyed, said that they have more trust on public cloud today as compared to five years ago. Yet only 36.10 percent of Malaysian respondents said their organisations were using public cloud.”
Malaysian respondents also choose
Google as their preferred public cloud provider with 70 percent of respondents organisations using the service; Amazon Web Services was next at 48 percent;
Microsoft Azure followed close with 40 percent;
IBM Bluemix at 34 percent.
Respondents also stated that their organisations used more than one cloud provider. 69 percent of APAC responders stated that this was due to different providers having different strength, while 35 percent said no one provider was able to provide everything they needed on one platform. This however creates a complex IT environment and higher costs.
Public cloud accounted for 22.71 percent of IT budget spending for these Malaysian respondents organisations.
66 percent of respondents in Malaysia shared that their organisations had added additional security measures to secure their public cloud access and use. This leaves 1/3 open to security breaches when they leave the security responsibilities solely on their Infrastructure as a service (IAAS) provider.
The survey results points that cloud adoption by organisations are driven by various factors. 63 percent of APAC respondents report that easy integration with legacy technology and strong protection of application in public cloud (60 percent) were important drivers to choosing a public cloud Iaas provider.
“All respondents reported that their organisation has benefitted from moving to the public cloud – improved security of applications (55 percent) and greater scalability (55 percent) topped the list of benefits. On average, respondents report that their organisation has seen a positive ROI of approximately 29.26 percent,” ends Forbes-May.
Of respondents whose organisation uses more than one public cloud provider, over nine in ten (96 percent) say that their organisation would see benefits from using fewer service providers, with better protection of applications in the cloud being the most likely (56 percent).
Barracuda solutions are cloud ready and designed for hybrid deployments. Barracuda on-premises and cloud solutions can work seamlessly together to protect customers’ data and applications regardless of where they reside.