Evaluating the security, reliability and recoverability of cloud environments
for business-critical applications.
A Business White Paper,Mike Carpenter and Alex Hamerstone, TOA Technologies, February 2013
The Popularity of the Cloud
Over the past decade, more and more enterprises have embraced cloud computing in
various forms for various purposes. In a recent survey conducted by the global financial advisory firm KPMG, about two out of every three companies from a broad crosssection of industries reported using, transitioning to or planning cloud-based solutions for key business functions. Asia-Pacific leads all regions in businesses adopting cloud services (68 percent), followed by EMA (Europe-Mediterranean-Asia) at 64 percent and the Americas at 55 percent.