Results of an Evans Data survey show that developers view VMware's Cloud Foundry as the overall best cloud development platform.
According to a recent Evans Data survey, VMware's Cloud Foundry
was seen as the best platform as a service cloud development platform by developers polled.
In the survey, only those developers who use a particular platform
were asked to rank the attributes of the platform. Cloud Foundry
achieved the highest overall score, while IBM's cloud offerings ranked
first among developers targeting private clouds, and Google ranked
first with public cloud developers.
"The top three competitors were very close, with one appealing to
private cloud development, one to public and Cloud Foundry appealing to
both," said Janel Garvin, CEO of Evans Data, in a statement "This
is important because many cloud deployments are hybrid clouds blending
private, public and on-premises instances. Flexibility is key."
Evans Data officials said the survey looked at 14 different cloud
platform attributes and asked users to rate each one for the clouds
they use. Cloud Foundry was strongest in reliability, supplied
development tools and price for service and storage among others, while
IBM's top scores included best security, proven expertise, and
auto-scaling, and Google was seen as the vendor with the most market
potential and best vision for the future, Evans Data officials said.
"The ultimate compliment any product can receive is when it comes
directly from developers, and that's why the entire Cloud Foundry team
is honored to have been selected as the number one provider for cloud
services in the Evans Data user survey," said Jerry Chen, vice
president of Cloud and Application Services at VMware, in a statement.
"Cloud Foundry was recognized for providing choice with an open PAAS to
developers - not only the choice of deployment clouds, but also choice
of frameworks and application services. We are pleased to see
developers appreciate the open PaaS Cloud Foundry
Evans data officials said the Evans Data User's Choice user
satisfaction surveys are not vendor sponsored and are conducted several
times a year, focusing on platforms and tools that are important to
software development. They are published as a service to the
development community and provide competitive user satisfaction scores
on technologies such as application servers, software configuration
management tools, databases, software development platforms and
Moreover, Evans Data 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. The company also engages in
private research efforts.