back to article Do you trust your provider farther than you can throw them? Cloud priorities shifting in post-COVID world – IDC

Organisations are shifting their priorities in cloud procurement as they look beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, with "trust" now apparently the biggest issue. These trends were identified in IDC's Q3 2021 BuyerView Cloud Pulse survey, released today, which found that almost 70 per cent of more than 1,300 respondents indicated they …

  1. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

    with "trust" now apparently the biggest issue.

    It takes time to get priorities right. It should always have been.

    1. Potemkine! Silver badge

      It takes time to get priorities right. It should always have been.

      I guess you're a technical guy, not a bean counter. They haven't the same priorities.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "A lack of data sovereignty options was another reason that respondents gave for ditching cloud providers, with European privacy law the GDPR cited as a prime example, but there are a growing number of requirements worldwide for data to remain in a particular country, according to IDC."

    The fact that no matter where you put your data, whether it be in your own country or within the EU, you are still at risk of it being transferred to the US due to the cloud act, you can not use an American cloud provider if you want to be GDPR compliant. Hence the rulings in a few EU countries so far (with the others having cases pending).

    So as long as there is GDPR and the Cloud Act, either all EU companies have to stay away from the American cloud providers, or the Cloud Act needs to go, or these America companies need to completely split the EU and rest of the world operations into complete distinct entities so they do not fall under the cloud act.

    1. Pascal Monett Silver badge

      Yes, but the trend seems to indicate that the EU and GDPR are not the only ones to demand "on-premise" data.

      So US companies are going to have to split a lot more than just EU / US.

      And that is a Good ThingTM.

  3. Peter-Waterman1


    IaaS - go to AWS if you care about reliability and don't mind giving your money to Dr Evil, go to Msft if you care about "discounts" for your windows (tax) licencing, go to oracle if you are a masochist.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    Funny isn't it that the word "security" does not appear once in this article!!!

    Many people -- CUSTOMERS of the service providers who use "the cloud" -- are convinced that the complete lack of transparency about their private data means that they have absolutely no privacy at all.

    Customer -> service provider -> "cloud provider" .... and when the hack inevitably occurs .... "Who are you going to call?" ... yup.....Ghostbusters is an appropriate answer!!!

    Just think....the Equifax hack allegedly exposed 143 million personal records!!

    .....and this article talks about "trust", "cost", "procurement", "contracts"......while in the real world, bad actors, government snoops and commencial organisations (you know, Amazon, Microsoft, Google) are mining my personal information for profit!

    I do wish El Reg would get a grip!!

    1. nintendoeats

      Re: Ha....."trust".....

      You are right, it doesn't appear once. It appears twice.

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