SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - January 11, 2010 - Sixty-one percent of developers in Evans Data Corp's recent Cloud Development Survey report that at least some of their IT resources will move to the public cloud within the next year. However, over 87% say half or less of their resources will move, according to the in -depth survey of over 400 software developers conducted in November/December 2009. Thus the hybrid cloud is set to dominate the coming IT landscape.
"The hybrid Cloud presents a very reasonable model, which is easy to assimilate and provides a gateway to Cloud computing without the need to commit all resources or surrender all control and security to an outside vendor "said Janel Garvin, CEO of Evans Data. "Security and government compliance are primary obstacles to public Cloud adoption, but a hybrid model allows for selective implementation so these barriers can be avoided."
The survey of software developers examines various aspects of Cloud development including: timelines for public and private cloud adoption, obstacles and perceived benefits of Cloud development, collaborating and developing in the cloud, tools and architectures for cloud development, virtualization in the private data center, and much more. Highlights include:
- MySQL is the preferred database for use in the public cloud cited by over 55% of the developers
- Almost two-thirds (64%) expect their cloud apps to extend to mobile devices
- VMWare is the favorite hypervisor vendor or use in a virtualized private cloud (28.6%) followed by Microsoft and IBM
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Evans Data Corporation provides regularly updated IT industry market intelligence based on in-depth surveys of the global developer population. Evans' syndicated research includes surveys focused on developers in a wide variety of subjects.
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