Devs Pick Google As Top Cloud Provider

Google is viewed as the leader for setup, infrastructure and application management in a public cloud and IBM is the top choice of developers for private clouds, according to a new survey from Evans Data Corporation.

Over 40 percent of developers cited Google as the public cloud leader and almost 30 percent identified IBM as the top private cloud provider, in the survey of over 400 software developers.

“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, it’s likely that we’ll 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 the 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

By Mike Sachoff

Mike is a staff writer for WebProNews. Visit WebProNews for the latest ebusiness news.

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