Topic: Public perception of cloud computing services
Environment/software: All systems/all software
Level/type: Introductory/trends analysis
If you're a tech news junkie, you've probably already come across the Net noise from the recent Cloud Development Survey by Evans Data. By the choice of approximately 400 to 500 developer users of cloud service vendors, Google was chosen as the best provider of public cloud services, while IBM was the top choice as provider of on-premise cloud services. (An earlier report from BTC Logic replaces Google with Amazon Web Services.)
More important than the company rankings, though, were the developers' sentiments:
- Most developers expected and expect to be in a hybrid cloud situation.
- Security and reliability are still the two main concerns when a developer chooses a cloud provider.
- Most developers felt that the two companies at the top of their lists handled setup and infrastructure and application management the best.
- The ability to move applications between public and private clouds is becoming more important.
- It's extremely important for cloud providers to provide 100 percent backward compatibility as cloud infrastructures mature.
- Government geographical restrictions on cloud deployments are a major concern.
- Number 1 security need: Developers want better encryption.
- See how customers of cloud services are trending when it comes to important features to offer in cloud computing services.
- Evans Data: The company. (The study is a for-pay product.)
- "Google, IBM Dominate Developer Cloud Computing Landscape" : Covering the Evans survey: CRN, July 26, 2010.
- "Amazon, IBM Tops In Cloud Computing: Report" : Covering the BTC Logic report : CRN, July 20, 2010.
- "Developers select Google, IBM as top cloud providers" : Covering the Evans survey: CBR, July 22, 2010.
- "Developers Rank Google, IBM as Top Cloud Platforms" : Covering the Evans survey: eWeek, July 26, 2010.
- "Google, IBM named top cloud tech providers" : Covering the Evans survey: InfoWorld, July 22, 2010.