Adoption of Cloud computing use is growing rapidly
The majority of European businesses have adopted cloud for IT infrastructure but its mostly being deployed on US cloud technologies.
European firms are reaching a new scale of public cloud usage, with 92% of companies in the UK, France and Germany saying they have adopted cloud computing, with 78% reporting they use a hybrid cloud, and 75% using multiple public clouds mostly on US-made technology, according to research by analyst firm Forrester.
“After a slow start, Europeans now recognize cloud for its support for new apps and also as affordable compute and storage for existing ones,” it said.
While European businesses have undergone a major shift to cloud in pursuit of speed, scalability and innovation, the top concerns over using public cloud were security and privacy around data protection and disaster recovery (32%), and application security and protection (31%). Lesser concerns were lack of internal governance over public cloud storage (26%), lack of performance (23%), and compliance (21%).
Over half (56%) of people who buy IT infrastructure cite modernization as their top priority, according to Forrester.
But in the absence of any European hyperscale cloud provider, Forrester notes that regulation is a big issue for European cloud markets.
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