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Cloud Security Stats & Facts Affecting IT Directors

encrypted cloud storage Cloud HIPAA cloud computing security issues and challenges Cloud Computing  cloud computing journal Cloud Security Stats & Facts Affecting IT DirectorsCloud computing is your future operational platform, (virtual) data center, and application platform – all rolled into one concept from multiple vendors. The following are 25 recent statistics about the current and future state of the cloud that will help you understand the breadth of the cloud and the benefits it can bring to your organization and your career.



  1. Seventy-five percent of IT decision makers, cloud vendors, and business users used the cloud in some way in 2013, compared to 67% the previous year, according to the Future of Cloud Computing Survey.
  2. Forty-four percent annual growth in workloads for the public cloud is expected over the next five years; while only 8.9% growth will be seen in “on-premise” computing workloads, per Barron’s.
  3. Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) will achieve a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 41.3% through 2016, the fastest growing area of public cloud computing the research firm tracks, according to Gartner.
  4. Cloud traffic is expected to grow 4.5-fold by 2017, from 1.2 zettabytes of annual traffic in 2012 to 5.3 zettabytes by 2017, according to Cisco.
  5. Eighty-three percent of new spending on cloud services originates in the U.S. and Western Europe (59% from the US, 24% from Western Europe), according to Forbes.

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Cloud Storage Stats and Facts

  1. $4.04 billion in revenue will be generated by the cloud storage industry by 2016, according to a survey conducted by Statista.
  2. 36% of all data will be stored in the cloud by 2016 (up from 7% in 2013), according to Gartner.
  3. Given the choice of only being able to move one application to the cloud, 25% would choose storage, according to Cisco.
  4. One exabyte of data is currently stored in the cloud, according to estimates bySeagate.
  5. Over 60 percent of businesses utilize cloud for performing IT-related operations, says Seagate.
  6. The key benefits to using public cloud storage are disaster recovery (63 percent), centralizing data management (51 percent), and cost savings (44 percent), according to CRN.

Cloud Healthcare Stats and Facts

  1. Fifteen percent of U.S. healthcare systems leverage cloud storage for images, and it’s predicted that number will increase to more than 50 percent in the next three years. Currently, about 600 million image procedures are performed each year by healthcare providers in the U.S., according toSeagate.
  2. Nearly one-third of healthcare sector decision makers said they are using cloud applications, and 73% said they are planning to move more applications to the cloud, according to a recent report by Accenture.
  3. Ninety-one percent of businesses said that their cloud providers were making it easier for them to meet government compliance requirements such as HIPAA, according to Microsoft.
  4. Cloud computing for healthcare will be a $5.4 billion industry by 2017, according to MarketAndMarket.

Cloud Challenges Stats and Facts

  1. The top network challenge for preventing a successful implementation of cloud services is availability/reliability of cloud applications, according toCisco.
  2. Ninety-four percent of businesses reported that they saw an improvement in security and 75% said that network availability improved after switching to cloud computing, according to Microsoft.
  3. In 2014, the number of respondents who regard cloud security as a significant challenge has decreased among both Cloud Beginners and Cloud Focused pros according to the 2014 State of the Cloud Survey.
  4. Cloud adoption pioneers generally agree that the issues that tend to preclude cloud adoption in the first place, especially security, integration, vendor-lock-in, “are unfounded,” according to Computer magazine and IEEE Computer Society.

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Gilad Parann-Nissany, Founder and CEO at Porticor is a pioneer of Cloud Computing. He has built SaaS Clouds for medium and small enterprises at SAP (CTO Small Business); contributing to several SAP products and reaching more than 8 million users. Recently he has created a consumer Cloud at G.ho.st - a cloud operating system that delighted hundreds of thousands of users while providing browser-based and mobile access to data, people and a variety of cloud-based applications. He is now CEO of Porticor, a leader in Virtual Privacy and Cloud Security.

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