Why are more than two-thirds of organizations using cloud-based online file-sharing services extremely interested in a hybrid cloud to store some or all data on premises? Privacy, control and the ability to leverage existing IT investments are the most commonly cited drivers, according to a survey by Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG).
The survey also found:
- The adoption of corporate file sharing is on the rise, with 42 percent of companies currently using solutions.
- Ninety percent of current and potential EFSS users prohibit data from being stored in the public cloud.
Hybrid clouds offer enterprises the control, security and flexibility required to integrate existing infrastructure investments and still preserve sensitive data, according to ESG senior analyst Terri McClure and ownCloud’s Matt Richards, in a recent webinar, “Three Trends Driving Hybrid Cloud File Sharing.”
“We are seeing significant pent-up demand for online file sharing that allows users to store some or all of their data on premises,” said McClure. “In addition to security concerns, IT also wants control over where they store data, and the ability to leverage existing IT investments.”
“Businesses can just leave their files where they are — onsite, in the cloud, or both,” said Richards. “They ask ‘why move it,’ just provide access where it is — and that’s exactly what we do.”
With over 1.3 million users, ownCloud installs easily, enabling organizations to host their own EFSS, use their own storage, and protect all the investments they’ve already made in security, management, tracking, governance and more.