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There is actually some evidence that after an initial negative reaction, all of the discussion has actually resulted in increased adoption of public cloud services. One of the senior vice-presidents of VMware’s cloud services, Bill Fathers, has said that Snowden’s NSA revelations have actually caused more companies to look at security and privacy issues, and have come to the conclusion that the public cloud offers many security advantages over what companies can accomplish with private clouds. Father’s has predicted that enterprise customers will continue to shift work load to public cloud in coming years, and the move will accelerate.