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One-Third of Businesses Can't Keep Up with Cloud Security

One in three organizations cannot maintain security as cloud and container environments expand.

The growth of cloud and container environments is causing major problems for one-third of organizations who report they cannot keep up with changes in customers' security and compliance requirements.

Threat Stack and the Enterprise Strategy Group partnered to explore cloud security challenges in their "Cloud Security Report 2017: Security at Speed and Scale." They found 57% of 167 respondents report "significant delays" in sales due to trouble meeting customers' security standards, and 59% have the same problem with customers' compliance requirements.

Businesses' mounting concerns are not impeding container adoption, however: More than 40% have deployed containerized product applications, and 45% intend to test or deploy within the next year. Nearly all (94%) say containerization has a negative impact on security.

Researchers found hybrid environments are becoming more popular. Sixty percent of respondents plan to use a single cloud provider "for the foreseeable future" and 40% say they will have hybrid environments within twelve months.

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