Peer Research Cloud Security Insights for IT Strategic Planning Intel’s IT Manager Survey on Cloud Security Why you should read this document: This report describes key findings from a survey of 200 IT professionals that can help you plan security into your cloud initiatives, including the following: • Protecting platform and infrastructure resources are top concerns. • Security plays a foundational role in the decision to implement a private cloud. • Nearly half of the overall organizational investment in cloud initiatives is security related. • Security drives outsourcing decisions. Peer Research Cloud Security Insights for IT Strategic Planning Intel’s IT Manager Survey on Cloud Security Contents 3 About This Report 4 Executive Summary 6 Key Security Drivers 9 Current Cloud Environments 12 Role, Level of Investment, and Experiences 16 A Trusted Cloud Service Provider 22 Your Peers Speak Out 23 CloudSecurityProfiles 25 Conclusion 26 Appendix: Methodology and Audience 2 Intel IT Center Cloud Security Insights for IT Strategic Planning | Intel’s IT Manager Survey on Cloud Security About This Report The issue of cloud security is keeping many IT managers from fully embracing the cloud—even with large potential savings in infrastructure costs and improved businessflexibility.WithGartnerpredictinganaccelerationofcloudcomputinginthe 1 enterprise,wewantedtofindouthowITprofessionalsareaddressingthechallenges of cloud computing, especially the issue of security. 2 We surveyed 200 IT professionals about a wide variety of cloud topics, including the key business and technology drivers behind their implementation plans, the importance of security in determining how the cloud is implemented, and their level of investment in security as part of cloud initiatives. The aim of this report is to provide benchmark data you can use for your own cloud security planning. The results of our survey are detailed in this report. The goal is to provide you with data that can serve as a benchmark for how your peers are approaching cloud security, so that you can use it in your own IT planning efforts. 1 Gartner Says Worldwide Cloud Services Market to Surpass $68 Billion in 2010. Press release. June 22, 2010. gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=1389313 2 Respondents are IT professionals in organizations of 100 to 1,000-plus employees across a variety of industries. See “Appendix” for detailed information on the respondentprofile. 3 Intel IT Center Cloud Security Insights for IT Strategic Planning | Intel’s IT Manager Survey on Cloud Security Executive Summary Security a Key Driver for Cloud Planning The IT professionals surveyed for this report represent companies across the continuum of cloud computingexperience,fromearlyconsiderationtodeployedservices.Oneinfivecompaniessurveyedis alreadyofferingcloudservices(18percent).Twoinfivearecurrentlyintheprocessofimplementing(42 percent),andanothertwoinfiveareintheevaluationstage(38percent)orplanningtoevaluatecloud 3 initiatives (4 percent). Not surprisingly, security plays a major role in the selection of a deployment model for 99 percent of the companies surveyed. However, for 44 percent, security issues are the foundation for their decision making in selecting a private versus public cloud delivery model. Role of Security in Decision (n=200) Small Role 1% Key Finding: Security plays a major role in cloud model selection. Foundation 44% Strong Role 55% Which of the following best represents the role security played or is playing in your decision to implement your cloud initiatives via a private versus public Read the full SEPTEMBER 2011.