Private clouds most popular in Singapore, says EMC-IDG survey

ON-premise, private-cloud solutions managed by the IT department of companies are the most-used model of cloud computing in Singapore, with 64 per cent of respondents in a survey saying that their organisations have implemented this.

The results of the survey, done jointly by EMC Corporation and IDG Connect, were released just ahead of Wednesday's opening of CloudAsia 2014, Asia's largest and fastest-growing cloud and data centre event.

David Wirt, EMC Asia-Pacific and Japan's vice-president for Global Services, said 88 per cent of the survey's respondents named security and/or governance as their company's most pursued objective in implementing cloud computing solutions; 61 per cent of the respondents described it as their most important objective.

He told The Business Times that concerns over security, data protection and availability were the most important barriers to the adoption of or expansion in use of public cloud computing in most organisations; 45 per cent of the survey respondents cited these as obstacles.

For 29 per cent of the respondents, the cost associated with integrating legacy on-premise systems with hybrid cloud infrastructure was the most prevalent barrier.

The survey showed that almost all organisations (95 per cent of the respondents) had a defined cloud computing usage and governance policy in place. This indicates that businesses realise the benefits of public and private cloud technologies.

"Even so, security and governance remain key concerns for businesses in the adoption process," said Mr Wirt.


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