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%

Public clouds:

  • Have implemented — 21%
  • Plan to implement — 20%

About the Author

Alan Joch is a freelance writer based in New Hampshire.

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