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How secure is the hybrid cloud?

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    Hybrid cloud is IT’s flavor of the year. The C-level executives in Avanade’s global Hybrid Cloud study are particularly optimistic: 75 percent believe it should be the main area of focus for their company this year; 72 percent expect to adopt hybrid cloud by 2018; and 76 percent expect the majority of their applications and services – including some critical systems like data and analytics, office applications and customer-facing services – will be running in a hybrid cloud environment within three years.

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    Microsoft’s Mike Neil – a corporate vice president in the Enterprise Cloud Group – gives similar figures, saying two-thirds of their enterprise customers are looking at hybrid cloud. He quotes a Garner report where three-quarters of enterprises “see hybrid cloud as delivering business value they want” – a number he says has shifted very rapidly. “We rarely get customers saying ‘I only want to be in the public cloud’ or ‘I only want to be on premise’,” he explains. “The idea of using some services on premise and some from the cloud and some from the cloud is becoming the dominant customer viewpoint.”

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