Cloud Adoption is a strategic move by organizations of reducing cost, mitigating risk and achieving scalability of data base capabilities. Cloud adoption may be up to various degrees in an organization, depending on the depth of adoption. In fact the depth of adoption yields insight into the maturity of best practices, enterprise-ready cloud services availability.

Organizations that go ahead with the strategic decision of adopting cloud based technologies have to identify potential security thefts and controls, required to keep the data and applications in the cloud secured. Hence there is a need for compliance assessment during cloud adoption.

While cloud computing has been available to the general public for several years, hybrid cloud computing is a relatively newer concept combining one or more cloud providers, such as Amazon Web Services, SAP HANA Cloud Platform, VMWare, or Salesforce, with a private IT infrastructure designed for a specific organization.

Benefits of this strategy include the ability to store privileged data in the private cloud while leveraging the technological resources from the public cloud to run applications relying on private data.