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72% of Enterprises Use Hybrid Cloud Services


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Today’s IP news roundup highlights some of the latest headlines in cloud, mobility and more:

  • According to a Rackspace survey, more enterprises are using hybrid cloud services. Rackspace revealed that “60 percent of respondents have moved or are considering moving certain applications or workloads either partially (41 percent) or completely (19 percent) off of the public cloud due to its limitations or to experience the benefits of other platforms like hybrid clouds; public cloud, private cloud and dedicated servers working together in any combination. Already, roughly 72 percent of survey respondents said a portion of their application portfolio leverages the hybrid cloud.”

The survey also revealed that 52% of respondents chose hybrid cloud for better security, 42% for more control, and 37% for better performance or reliability. Respondents also reported an average savings of 17% when they use hybrid cloud services, as opposed to using just public cloud services. For more information, see the Rackspace Hybrid Cloud Survey blog post.

  • Google has announced that it will encrypt all data in its Cloud Storage service. According to Google, “Server-side encryption is already active for all new data written to Cloud Storage, whether for creating new objects or overwriting existing objects. Older objects will be migrated and encrypted in the coming months.” For more information on these security enhancements, see the Google Cloud Platform Blog.
  • Enterprises can take steps to support mobile app development. According to an article on CIO.com, IT departments can meet employee demand for enterprise mobile apps while still maintaining their security. The article states that “agile development methods can help ease the pain” and recommends creating an oversight group to provide standards and implement security best practices. Enterprises should also ensure that their IT and business departments work together to create apps that meet all of their needs. For more advice on how to support enterprise mobile app development, see the CIO.com article.
  • And finally … SC Magazine announced that mobile malware is the threat of the month. These threats – including Trojans and rootkits – are becoming more widespread as the use of mobile devices explodes. SC Magazine recommends that employees download apps only from trusted sources and regularly update their firmware to better protect their devices. For more information on mobile malware, see SC Magazine.

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