Head in the clouds, feet in the data center

A huge gap separates the desired level of adoption of cloud computing in 2014 from the expected level. While a majority of the 489 respondents to the PwC IT Outsourcing and Cloud Computing Survey say cloud-based infrastructures are the best approach to IT resource delivery, only a third of their infrastructures will be based on the alternatives to the traditional data center. A host of obstacles block additional cloud adoption, including corporate culture, security concerns and the cloud-readiness of existing workloads. Organizations are looking closely at which mission-critical applications can be run safely in the public cloud, noted one IT services provider, but show a "strong preference for private cloud that’s not going to go away and security will drive that."

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