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Developers Pick Google and IBM as Top Cloud Vendors

The Cloud Development Survey Report examines the concerns, intentions and current adoption of developers

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Cloud Development Survey 2010 v.1" report to their offering.

The Cloud Development Survey Report examines the concerns, intentions and current adoption of developers regarding deploying to and developing for public or private clouds. The report covers the full range of Cloud Computing issues, including: Private Cloud vs. Public Cloud, Private cloud management and data centers, standards and organizations, security, wireless Cloud Services, tool use, licensing, languages for use in the Cloud, and applications that will move first to the Cloud.

Conducted annually, 500+ developers

Executive Summary:
Google is the perceived leader for setup, infrastructure and application management in a Public Cloud and IBM is the top choice of developers for Private Clouds according to Evans Data's recently released Cloud Development Survey 2010. Over 40% of developers sited Google as the Public cloud leader and almost 30% identified IBM as the top Private Cloud provider, in this survey of over 400 software developers released end of June.

"Most developers expect to be in a hybrid situation going forward with respect to application deployment in the Cloud," said Janel Garvin, CEO of Evans Data. "And these two vendors are perceived of as best filling the two main requirements for either Public or Private clouds; i.e., security and reliability. With no other vendors even close in perceived leadership, its likely that well see IBM and Google dominating the cloudscape for the foreseeable future."

Developers also feel it is very important to be able to move applications between public and private clouds, and it is especially important to be able to move from the Public Cloud to the Private Cloud.

Other highlights from this bi-annual survey include:

  • Over 80% feel that it is important for cloud providers to give 100% backward compatibility as the cloud infrastructure matures
  • Sixty percent are concerned with government geographical restrictions with Cloud deployments
  • Better data encryption is the most wished for security improvement for Public Cloud

Key Topics Covered:

  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • OVERVIEW
  • DEMOGRAPHICS
  • MOVING INTO THE CLOUD
  • STRUCTURE OF THE CLOUD
  • DEVELOPING IN THE CLOUD
  • SOA AND CLOUD GOVERNANCE
  • PRIVATE CLOUD
  • PRIVATE CLOUD DATA CENTERS
  • PUBLIC CLOUDS
  • DEVELOPMENT TOOLS
  • LANGUAGE USE

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/0f0cbf/cloud_development.

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