Enterprises Vote for Private File-Sharing Clouds

 
 
By Tony Kontzer  |  Posted 2014-06-09 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Many enterprises have dabbled with public cloud file-sharing services—either by design or due to rogue adoption—and the verdict is in: These services are not up to snuff. Between the perceived security gaps and lack of enterprise-grade functionality of these public cloud services, a growing number of organizations have determined that a private or virtual private file-sharing cloud is the way to go, according to a recent survey from CTERA, a provider of cloud storage enablement solutions. The findings, based on a poll of 200 IT professionals conducted by research firm Research Now, show large numbers of enterprises have either adopted or are considering adopting a private cloud file-sharing environment, and many have gone so far as to ban public cloud alternatives, which they've determined introduce too much risk. "Enterprises are seeking ways to capitalize on the benefits that cloud storage can provide, but not at the cost of losing control of their data," says Rani Osnat, vice president of strategic marketing and customer experience at CTERA. "The market is flooded with SaaS offerings, but solutions that can scale on private and hybrid clouds are in short supply."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tony has been writing about technology and business for nearly 20 years and currently freelances from his home in the San Francisco Bay Area. Having spent the dot-com boom and bust years in Silicon Valley, he's had a front-row seat for the evolution of the technologies that have been the foundation of IT-powered business—from the growth of client/server computing, through the birth of the commercial Internet, to the emergence of cloud computing and social media. He has been a regular contributor to CIO Insight and Baseline Magazine since 2007, and he posts frequently on CIO Insight's BizTech 3.0 blog. A 1988 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism, Tony spends his spare time relaxing with his wife, playing with his two sons, tinkering around his home in Albany, Calif., and, when time allows, playing saxophone and traveling. His somewhat infrequent Twitter posts can be found at http://twitter.com/tkontzer.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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