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August 22, 2011

Evans Survey Indicates Increased Cloud Usage in the Future

The Evans Data Cloud Development survey is conducted bi-annually with in-depth interviews of developers actively developing for or in public and private clouds. A new Data Survey indicates that the use of both the public and private cloud is expected to gather increasing momentum over the next 12 months.

The survey was conducted in July 2011 and over 400 professional software developers active in Cloud development participated.

According to the Evans Cloud Data survey, while almost 75 percent of the developers engaged in cloud development expected ‘Cloud Usage’ to increase in the next twelve months only seven percent expected usage to decrease and about 17.4 percent claimed that cloud usage would remain unaltered.

The survey also released findings that indicated that almost all cloud developers believed that a cloud development platform saved time. One third of those surveyed created a maximum of five virtual images for their apps demonstrating that their few standard images were being used time and again.

Additionally, it was also found that cloud developers were very supportive of new development models of on-demand scaling while less than five percent were willing to learn new languages.

“Cloud delivers cost savings and on-demand scaling and the rush to adoption is picking up” said Janel Garvin (News - Alert), CEO of Evans Data Corp, in a press release. “Developers lead the way in developing on both public and private Clouds or deploying to them, and the degree to which they’ve embraced this paradigm is resulting in a sea change in the way development is done and deployed. We’re seeing this now and it will be even more apparent in the near future.”

Evans’ syndicated research includes surveys focused on developers in a wide variety of subjects.

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Mini Swamy is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell
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