For the second year in a row, Evans Data has ranked Google and IBM as the top cloud computing environments for developers. Google was named best public cloud provider and IBM best at delivering a private cloud.
the second year in a row, Evans Data has ranked Google and IBM as the top cloud computing
environments for developers.
Based on the results of a
recent Evans Data survey of more than 400 software developers, Google stood out
as the favorite public cloud platform and IBM as the preferred private
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According to Evans Data, more
than 40 percent of the developers surveyed said they view Google as the leader
for setup, infrastructure and application management in a public cloud, and
nearly 30 percent listed IBM as their top choice for a private cloud.
"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, in a
statement. "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
Also, as part of the Evans
Data study, developers said they wanted to be able to move applications between
public and private clouds. In particular, developers said they wanted to be
able to move from the public cloud to the private cloud, Evans Data noted in a
press release about the survey the company released at the end of June.
Another highlight of the
survey: More than 80 percent of the developers surveyed said they think it is
important for cloud providers to give 100 percent backward compatibility as the
cloud infrastructure matures. Also, 60 percent of developers surveyed said they
are concerned with government geographical restrictions with cloud
deployments. And improved data encryption topped developers' wish list as
the most sought after security improvement for the public cloud.
A look at the Evans Data
report's table of contents is available here