Cloud adoption has historically been hampered by securing these workloads in public clouds. All of Forrester's research shows this is major concern for security and risk professionals. New trends in security focusing on encryption, automation and dissolving perimeter all add to the pressure for security and risk professionals to address security concerns and support and enable cloud deployments. In 2015 these trends and accelerate.
Encryption is one of the most important tools for protecting workloads both processing and data. One of the top trending inquiry topics hitting our cloud and security analysts lately are about cloud encryption solutions for AWS and Salesforce.com. You can thank the US NSA for popularizing this trend. Forrester will soon release a report coauthored by James Staten and myself on the impact surveillance programs have had on the cloud market. The report is based on recent results from the Forrsights 2014 infrastructure study where Forrester polled