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Cloud adoption is still a big focus for many firms in 2021

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For most businesses, cloud adoption and the development of cloud-based technologies is still a major priority for this year and beyond, according to a new report from Security Compass.

The company recently polled 150 employees directly involved in the development of cloud-based solutions and found that deployment is top of the agenda for 83 percent. What’s more, half of all software applications being developed are cloud-based, while another 30 percent are expected to migrate to the cloud within the next two years.

They see cloud-based apps as a great enabler of the remote workforce, a major catalyst to bringing tech to market and a solid agility booster. Cutting costs was a “distant fourth” benefit, the report stated.

Security teams are able to provide value to cloud adoption through improved time to market and secure cloud service configuration.

That being said, cloud-based software development is not without its challenges. Meeting security requirements and having solutions that play well with existing on-premise technologies are among the main roadblocks.

An interesting “side-effect” of increased cloud-based application development, the report suggests, is the growing interest in security automation. Almost all (92 percent) enterprises that are developing more than three-quarters of their software in the cloud said they are interested in solutions that are able to automate proactive security and compliance processes.

“Businesses migrating to the cloud is not a new phenomenon, but the frequency with which these migrations are occurring has skyrocketed since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Rohit Sethi, CEO at Security Compass. 

“Organizations are facing more pressure to effectively develop their software in the cloud in a way that allows them to keep pace with competitors.”

Sead Fadilpašić

Sead is a freelance journalist with more than 15 years of experience in writing various types of content, from blogs, whitepapers, and reviews to ebooks, and many more, across sites including Al Jazeera Balkans, TechRadar Pro, IT Pro Portal, and CryptoNews.