On a whirlwind tour of Asia, I spoke at several virtual and in-person conferences, including Cloudsec2012. I met with dozens of IT executives responsible for security for cloud infrastructures in Japan and Singapore as well as many other countries in the region. The tour gave me the opportunity to really dig in on cloud security in that area, enough so that I wrote a new report titled The State of Cloud Computing Security in Asia.
This report goes into detail on how the development of cloud computing is impacting the Asia-Pacific region. Specifically, we compare Japan, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and India, using publicly available information and some of our own large scale research, where we surveyed more than 1,000 companies with more than 500 employees globally to learn about cloud security practices. Also, this new report includes the four main areas in cloud computing that IT executives in Asia are emphasizing:
- Big Data
- Social Networking
- Cloud Platforms
These four areas are important because they drive cloud adoption, which can lead to an increase in economic growth for the region. But are companies in APAC embracing the cloud?
Businesses across many vertical industries in APAC continue to stay apprehensive and are not taking full advantage of cloud computing. The report goes into detail on the many reasons businesses are hesitant about the cloud, not the least of which is security concerns.
Nonetheless, the report details the economic consequences for countries in APAC that fall behind in cloud adoption. APAC companies need to face their cloud fears using technology instead of avoiding or slowing cloud adoption.
Full White Paper: The State of Cloud Computing Security in Asia
What do you think? Is APAC ready for the cloud?