Public cloud – the new business back up

Fewer than 62% of British businesses now use public cloud services to store data, according to Computer Research.

Computing’s IT Leaders’ Forum ‘data, insight, action – the new imperative’ reveal that 15% of UK companies store all of their data in the public cloud, with 34% of consumers using it both publicly and privately, and 13% using the integrated form of both security platforms – the hybrid cloud.

With investment bank Morgan Stanley producing a report suggesting that public cloud services should become “analogous to electricity” just weeks ago, the cloud computing is now compared to industrial revolution, which “drove innovative new use cases and new technologies, which transformed business and consumer processes,” according to the report.

“As a foundational technology for a broadening set of work, public cloud is driving much broader implementation of existing application workloads and is enabling the creation of new types of applications,” concluded Morgan Stanley Analyst Katy Huberty.

Unfortunately Computing’s research showed that most management tools being used today are vendor-specific, not supporting open interfaces and APIS.

“While these may be effective in their own right, they don’t sit well alongside others in the kind of infrastructure mix to be found in most organisations,” reads Computing‘s research.

Edited from press release by Leah Alger