What are the barriers to cloud computing?
The top issue overall was a perceived lack of security and service level agreements (SLAs), with 45% of respondents referring to it. Lock-in to a specific infrastructure vendor was revealed to be the second biggest barrier (cited by 40% of respondents) — and a bigger issue for small companies than concerns about security and SLAs.
Regulatory concerns were ranked number three, with 39%. Service providers need to ensure their infrastructure is designed and segmented in such a way that they can provide reassurance that data is stored in a geographical location that meets customers’ requirements.