Study: German IT decision makers choose German cloud provider

89 percent of the German IT decision makers decide when choosing the cloud provider for domestic providers. The Netherlands as the location followed by distant second with 11 percent. At least is confidence with 54% suppliers from the United States. This results in a study conducted by iSense solutions on behalf of BitDefender among a total 503 decision-makers about the purchases of security technologies in companies with more than 1000 PCs. 100 German participants are among the respondents.

the study “ the emotional side of virtualization: how trust affects cloud adoption and security decisions ” geographical differences with views of the cloud reveals also in other respects. 53 percent of American decision makers give according to the study, they would introduce hybrid infrastructures because they perceive them as safe. In Germany, only 36 percent see this as.

 in the selection of the cloud provider, 89 percent of the German IT decision makers opt for domestic providers (image: BitDefender). in the selection of the cloud provider, 89 percent of the German IT decision makers opt for domestic providers (image: BitDefender).

asked about the advantages of hybrid infrastructure in this country called the issue of security with 36 percent only in sixth place. Here are other benefits of hybrid infrastructures in the foreground. 53 percent of those polled call flexibility and scalability, 51 percent greater productivity and 50 percent is a better cost efficiency as in own infrastructure.

 why companies choose to hybrid infrastructures? (Image: bit Defender) why companies choose to hybrid infrastructures? (Image: BitDefender)

participants from all countries prefer cloud service providers from their own country. The distance is particularly large in Germany: 89 per cent mention Germany as the site of the most trusted cloud service providers. England (9 percent), the Netherlands (11 per cent), Japan (10 percent) follow on the next tiers. The United States can chalk up barely mentions for himself in Germany with only 5 percent.

vice versa although American respondents most commonly American provider (92 percent) prefer. However, there also the sites Canada, England, Japan and Germany with the 20 to 27 percent get still a fairly high approval. On the question of which are the locations of the least trusted cloud services provider, 54 percent of those surveyed call followed by India with 43 percent and Singapore with 19 percent the United States in Germany.

Finally, respondents were asked even what sensitive data would never store them outside the company. The most frequent mentions of German respondents here are data from the research and development of new products (46 percent), financial information (45 percent) and customer information (42 percent). In the U.S., information about customers (49%) and employees (47%) have the highest priority.

“bit Defender advises choice for cloud providers to ensure that the data center physically in a region or a country lies in the handling of data and the legal situation complies with the interests of the business. Regardless the data that saves a data center, it is subject to privacy and data security rules of the country in which it is always”Carsten Bacon, Director of sales for Germany at BitDefender.

the full results of the study “the emotional side of virtualization: how trust affects cloud adoption and security decisions” is available free of charge from BitDefender .

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