- U.S. government agencies are slowly overcoming a variety of challenges and making some headway in cloud adoption, according to a note released by Deutsche Bank researchers Tuesday.
- Public cloud now makes up 1% to 5% of total government IT spending, Deutsche Bank estimates.
- Amazon Web Services is currently the leading provider in the federal government space, according to Deutsche Bank researchers.
Federal agencies have been urged to adopt cloud technology, but few have made much progress over the last two years. Federal CIO Tony Scott recently said the federal government still spends 80% of its IT budget on maintenance of legacy systems.
“Change is gradual in the government space … but interest and adoption is clearly picking up,” the Deutsche Bank note said.
Deutsche Bank analysts said government comfort levels around cloud security are growing as well.
The federal government adopted its cloud first initiative five years ago, but some say the transition is still in its early stages. In January, the Federal Communications Commission signed a five-year deal with AT&T to move some of its operations to the cloud.