FEATURE : CLOUD SECURITY transparency over their data ( 67 %), whereas ensuring immunity from extra-territorial data access ( 65 %) comes third .
Nearly half of organizations ( 43 %) globally define cloud sovereignty as keeping their data within their preferred jurisdiction , whatever the origin of the cloud provider , whereas only 14 % define it as the exclusive use of cloud providers based in the same legal jurisdiction .
When selecting a cloud provider , the four key factors organizations focus on primarily are identity , access management and encryption ( 82 %), isolation of their sensitive data in the cloud ( 81 %) and cost competitiveness ( 69 %) and having local / regional data centers ( 66 %).
Demand for cloud services is shifting in line with new expectations around sovereignty
When asked about their expected cloud environment for the next 1 – 3 years , more than one-third ( 38 %) of organizations expect to have a public / hybrid cloud environment with local data centers . A total of 30 %
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