Survey reveals public cloud adoption slowest in DACH region

A survey from Barracuda Networks finds that Germany and Switzerland remain skeptical about public cloud while Spain is going cloud-crazy

The DACH region remains skeptical about the deployment of public clouds, while Italy and Spain are increasingly adopting the technology, a new survey has revealed.

The survey, conducted by Techconsult and commissioned by Barracuda Networks, polled 900 IT specialists in nine European countries in order to gauge opinion of public cloud.

Skepticism prevailed in countries such as Austria and Switzerland, where 54% said they were not using public cloud. In Germany, a third of respondents said they were still unconvinced; however, the figure was significantly lower in the UK (15%) and lower still in Spain (10%).

While the paradigm continues to shift in terms of public cloud advantages, the majority (58%) still state that cost is the number one reason for implementation. It is perhaps no surprise then, that countries in the midst of economic uncertainty are leaning towards public cloud deployments more than others. Flexibility and scalability, reduction in complexity and increased competitiveness were also ranking factors.

Wieland Alge, VP and general manager EMEA at Barracuda said: “Small and mid-sized companies are under more cost pressure and have to make pragmatic decisions. By comparison, the cost factor has not been such a strong argument in favour of using the public cloud in the DACH region until now. That’s why we’re seeing this development lagging behind in Germany.”



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