Management and compliance challenges are impacting the benefits businesses are receiving from using the cloud as their infrastructures become more complex, according to research from WinMagic. 39% reported their infrastructure was more complex since using the cloud, and 53% spend more time on management tasks than they have done previously.
98% of the 1,029 IT decision maker respondents reported using the cloud, with an average 50% of their infrastructure up in the sky. Over one third (33%) of respondents reported that data is only partially encrypted in the cloud, and 39% admitted to not having unbroken security audit trails across virtual machines in the cloud, leaving them exposed.
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