Adoption of MFT Cloud Services is Growing

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It’s no secret that more and more companies are turning to the cloud to benefit from all that it has to offer.  Subscribing to a cloud service can offer conveniences over deploying software on-premises, including faster deployment, budgeting flexibility, built-in elasticity, near-perfect uptime and it can be significantly less taxing on IT resources.

Managed File Transfer (MFT) is certainly not being left behind in this cloud revolution.  According to Gartner, adoption of MFT Cloud Services is growing rapidly and now accounts for approximately 10% of the overall MFT market.  While both on-premises and cloud markets will continue to grow about 20% annually, cloud services will become a bigger piece of the MFT pie.

Here’s a nifty graph from the Ponemon Institute’s recently published “The Security of Cloud Infrastructure” report summarizing key cloud drivers from the perspective of both IT/Security and Compliance respondents. Interesting to see that many people believe that cloud services will provide improved security and compliance efforts over doing it themselves on-premises with their resource.

So, how do you feel about cloud security?  Are you comfortable with your organization’s data being moved  into the cloud??  What cloud security measures would make you feel better???

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  1. Posted January 26, 2012 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

    Hugh,

    I’d say the stats that you quote above are pretty accurate of the UK marketplace given the conversations we’ve had over the past couple of years. There are an increasing number of companies that are happy to move their data to the cloud, although there are some market sectors not permitted due to specific legislation.

    I’d be interested to know Ipswitch’s thoughts regarding a cloud based solution for the EU marketplace.

    Cheers

    James

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