Feds are opting for the security of private clouds
The agencies that are adopting cloud computing typically favor private clouds, which are widely viewed as more secure than public offerings. A recent survey of 202 federal IT decision-makers by Symantec had the following results. Respondents could choose more than one answer.
Private clouds managed by the government on-site:
- Have implemented — 58%
- Plan to implement — 64%
Private clouds managed by a third-party provider:
- Have implemented — 44%
- Plan to implement — 32%
- Have implemented — 21%
- Plan to implement — 20%
Alan Joch is a freelance writer based in New Hampshire.