Someday, cloud security vendors and cloud services providers will convince enterprise IT that it's safe to move sensitive data and mission critical apps from the private cloud to the public cloud.
Unfortunately, that day has not yet arrived.
Security practitioners, consultants and analysts interviewed for this story say cloud security vendors and cloud services providers have a long way to go before enterprise customers will be able to find a comfort zone in the public cloud, or even in a public/private hybrid deployment.
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When asked for predictions as to when enterprise IT will be willing to elevate their level of play in the public cloud from dabbling in non-sensitive data storage and consuming a little bit of SaaS from trusted entities like Salesforce.com, to running business critical applications, the answers ranged from six months to two years.
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