“Every 20 years in the software business, we get a paradigm shift… (Cloud) is the dominant paradigm of our time”.
- Martin Chavez - Chief Information Officer, Goldman Sachs
Gartner predicts that almost half of large enterprises will be engaged in a combined, public/private cloud operation, often described as "hybrid" cloud computing, three years from now. Gartner analyst Thomas Bittman makes the projection in his report, "Private Cloud Matures, Hybrid Cloud Is Next." The report implicitly assumes that the opposition to public cloud, which looms large in many enterprise IT surveys, will fall away in the near future, at least for limited hybrid operations.
AlertLogic published a “Cloud Security Report” in February 2014, with data drawn from 232,264 verified security incidents. The reports makes the case that “fears of the cloud being inherently insecure could largely be put to rest”. Once data is received by a Cloud Service Provider, encrypted and stored, we agree with the AlertLogic’s statement that companies have been finding that “clouds can potentially be more secure than traditional systems”. Companies and government agencies would like to extend their use of the cloud, however they are confronted with a number of challenges that are not or not sufficiently addressed by Cloud Service Providers today:
Highly regulated industries, such as Financial Services, are even more reluctant to move data to the cloud, as are government agencies due to these challenges.
STEALTH Software addresses these challenges by providing a software-only solution for a number of (public and private) cloud scenario’s for SharePoint and .Net environments. STEALTH Content Store ensures that: