A second quarterly report looking at the developing cloud computing marketplace has found that vendors are redoubling their efforts.
The report by consultancy BTC Logic found that fears among customers about security, privacy, data integrity and governance still prevail, while big-name vendors have begun to dominate the different market sectors.
BTC Logic said that, without addressing these fears, it would be difficult for the market to drive more rapid rates of adoption.
"One of the major trends in Q2 has been a broader recognition that enterprises will not significantly move applications and data into the cloud until issues related to security, privacy and data location (trust services) are fully resolved," the report said.
BTC Logic attributes these unresolved issues in part to confusion in the market over the differing cloud services and those companies that specialise in particular areas of the enterprise infrastructure stack.
Having already established cloud foundation, infrastructure, network services, platform and applications as the sectors used to evaluate cloud vendors’ offerings in its first report, published three months ago, the consultancy said it had already added two more to its update.
In the two new categories, it ranked EMC/RSA number one among cloud security vendors, and IBM Cloudburst first among those offering cloud management services.
In other sectors, the most notable ranking changes were among cloud infrastructure companies, where 3Leaf Systems was pushed out of the top 10 completely to be replaced by Amazon, IBM Cloudburst and Oracle Cloud Services in the top three ranking positions in the second report.
VMware retained the top ranking for cloud foundation providers, but Microsoft Hyper-V, as a new entrant, leap-frogged Red Hat and Citrix to take second prize in the most recent report.
In cloud network services provision, Level 3 retained the number one ranking, but originally second-placed Open VPN made way in the Q2 report for Amazon and Cisco in second and third spots respectively.
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